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  • 1. Visual Tools in teaching and learning Presented by  Dr.B.Victor, St.Xavier’s College Palayamkottai.
  • 2.
    • “ There is great need for a new approach, new methods and new tools in teaching, man’s oldest and most reactionary craft”
    • - Peter Drucker
    • Higher education systems have been undergoing a “Creative revolution.
    • The knowledge base of education is changed.
    • The tool available to ‘do’ education is changing.
    • The roles of teachers are changing from knowledge transmitter to learning facilitator.
  • 4. Dimensions of HEIs
  • 5. Instructional dimensions
  • 6. Instructional strategies
  • 7. Lecture as an instructional method
    • Lecture methods usually designed to develop lower cognitive skills
    • Lecture still holds - central position at many levels of education
    • Lecture method is not particularly effective in achieving higher cognitive objectives. (helping students to apply basic facts and principles, analyze, synthesize, solve problems etc)
    • Non-interactive - students are normally passive listeners
  • 8. The most important uses of lectures:
    • To provide a general introduction to a course
    • To provide to broad overview of a new topic or subject area
    • To deal in depth with a particularly important principle, law, theorem, method etc and its main applications
    • To provide a detailed description of a key system or process
    • To provide a detailed case study in an important area
    • To present a critical comparative evaluation of processes / methods
  • 9. Engaged learners
  • 10. Multi-sensory perceptions of learners
  • 11. Core thinking skills of learners
  • 12. Multiple thinking processes
  • 13. The outcomes of education
    • A list of learners' abilities
    • (Nightingale, Te Wiata, Toohey, Ryan Hughes and Magin, 1996)
    • Thinking critically and making judgements
    • Solving problems and developing plans
    • Performing procedures and demonstrating techniques
    • Managing and developing oneself
    • Accessing and managing information
    • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding
    • Designing, creating, performing and
    • Communicating
  • 14. Train the mind to think
    • As Albert Einstain once put it,
    • "The true purpose of education is to train the mind to think"
    • Essential skills of students' success
        • Learning to think
        • Learning to learn
  • 15. Teaching – learning Process: Tools and techniques
    • Teaching – learning process is an integral part of any educational system.
    • Tools and techniques are essential ingredients of teaching – learning process
    • In general tools and techniques can be broadly defined as the practical methods and skills applied to specific activities to enable improvements
  • 16. Why visual literacy?
    • 90% of all information that comes into our brain is VISUAL
    • 40% of all nerve fibres connected to the brain are linked to the RETINA
    • 36,000 visual images per hour may be registered by the EYES
    • From Brain Based Learning - Eric Jensen, 1996
  • 17. Applications of visual thinking
    • Composing
    • Designing
    • Planning
    • Authoring
    • Process planning
    • Time tabling
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Scenarios
    • Team building
    • Purposing
    • Visioning
    • Strategic diagrams
    • Action planning
  • 18. There are 4 benefits of using visual learning techniques
    • V isual learning
    • 1. Helps the students clarify thoughts and information
    • 2. Reinforces understanding through connection
    • 3. Helps the student integrate knowledge with prior learning
    • 4. Helps the teacher identify students' misconceptions.
    " One seeing is better than a hundred times telling about" - Old Chinese proverb.
  • 19. Why visual tools?
    • Reasons
    • 1 . Visual tools provide direction for thinking .Students find success as self-
    • directed learners.
    • 2 . Visual tools make it possible to reach higher - order thinking skills (HOTS).
    • It can help visual learners more effectively organize their thinking
  • 20. Qualities of visual tools Reflective Visual tools Consistent Integrative Developmental Flexible
  • 21.
    • Visual tools
      • Physical models
      • Mental pictures
      • Pictures and pictographs
      • Kinesthetic activity
    • Visual maps
      • Brainstorming webs
      • Task-specific organizers
      • Thinking - process maps
  • 22. Visual tools
    • Visual learning helps students to:
      • Brainstorm ideas
      • Develop, organize and communicate ideas
      • See connections, patterns and relationships
      • Assess and share prior knowledge
      • Develop vocabulary
      • Outline for writing process activities
      • Highlight important ideas
      • Clarify or categorize concepts, ideas and information
      • Comprehend the events in a story or book
      • Improve social interaction between students and facilitate group work and collaboration among peers
      • Guide, review and study
      • Improve reading comprehensive skills and strategies
      • Facilitate recall and retention
  • 23. About the presenter
    • Dr.B.Victor is a highly experienced postgraduate biology teacher, recently retired from the reputed educational institution St. Xavier’ s College, Palayamkottai, India-627001.
    • He was the dean of sciences and assistant controller of examinations.
    • He has more than 32 years of teaching and research experience
    • He has taught a diversity of courses ranging from Send your comments to : pre- university to post graduate classes.
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  • 24. Presentation is over