Show and Tell: Visual Thinking in the Classroom

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A preview of "Show and Tell: Visual Thinking in the Classroom," a workshop at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching's January 2011 conference for grad students, GradSTEP 2011

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  • Show and Tell: Visual Thinking in the Classroom

    1. 1. Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input.
    2. 2. How can what our students see help them to learn?
    3. 3. How can visual thinking help students see the forest for the trees?
    4. 4. How can maps and flowcharts clarify relationships between ideas?
    5. 5. How can students create visual representations of their knowledge?
    6. 6. Show and Tell Visual Thinking in the Classroom Derek Bruff Center for Teaching Vanderbilt University GradSTEP 2011 cft.vanderbilt.edu/gradstep

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