Monday, April 6, 2015

How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web

Source: ASIDE, 2015

The misconceptions about visual thinking are alarming. On one hand, this critical skill seems integral for contemporary learning, since almost every modern input is visual in nature. Yet this key proficiency seems almost entirely absent from state standards and daily classroom lessons.

Is visual thinking just a polite nod to Howard Gardner's quaint modalities? Or is it a genuine habit of learning that unites the external codes of pictorial metaphor and digital imagery into a seasoned curriculum of higher-level interpretation?

Source: ASIDE, 2015

Visual thinking is a close partner to graphicacy, which is a spectrum of analytical tools to decode and encode pictures. Luckily, many educators on the web have shared strategies for reaching children via optical data.

Here are five terrific presentations about the power of visuals to craft a layered approach toward teaching with creative design. Each of these slideshows offers a specialized take on graphic learning. They would all be valuable resources for educator professional development or for regular practice with children.

Visual Thinking Presentation

Visual Thinking And The Writing Process

Visual Thinking For Brainstorming, Planning, Learning, Collaborating, Harvesting

An Introduction To Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking Help


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