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Wendy

  1. 1. GRAPHIC FACILITATION AND VISUAL PRACTICE Wendy Ward Niagara College, MSVU Grad 2009
  2. 2. what is it? <ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Note Taking </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Facilitation/Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Represent information in a different format and you can unlock a new connection </li></ul>
  3. 3. first activity <ul><li>Think of a challenge you faced last week. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange the symbols and tell your story relating to the visuals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. why? <ul><li>Working with incomplete information engages the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Doodles relate to what and how your brain is processing </li></ul><ul><li>Making the connections = multiple ways of knowing </li></ul>
  5. 5. application <ul><li>Students in first year college writing strategies course </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest challenge: structure in writing </li></ul>
  6. 6. second activity <ul><li>“ home” work </li></ul><ul><li>Draft a visual outline/blueprint of your ‘home’ (at least two rooms and how they connect). </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a brief written ‘tour’ of your home. </li></ul>
  7. 7. sample student work
  8. 8. student feedback <ul><li>I liked it because it gave me a picture of my house to remember the steps in writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing a floor plan helped me write about my home because it gave a visual image of exactly what I wanted to include so I could write about each room step by step. </li></ul><ul><li>I found visualizing made it easier than just writing. </li></ul><ul><li>I learned how similar the connections were between a home and a piece of writing. I will always remember this assignment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. principles <ul><li>TAP – always be clear. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings don’t have to be perfect or complete: just enough for the concept. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about the connections: having the doodler/artist explain those is a key part of the process. </li></ul>
  10. 10. other uses <ul><li>Classroom instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Class meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Staff meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Limited only by what you – and your students – can create </li></ul>
  11. 11. resources <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2JuqfrsVhM </li></ul><ul><li>http://ninmah.be/2010/08/02/ipad-visual-movie/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alphachimp.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://graphicfacilitation.blogs.com/pages/graphic_facilitators/ </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of visual practice in motion: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U </li></ul><ul><li>http://gforsythe.ca/visual-notes/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. final activity <ul><li>Sketch some of the key concepts you want to remember from the MSVU 2011 Summer Institute </li></ul>
  13. 13. my memories

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