Using your eyes.
Showing how vision trumps all other
By keitan stacks
• Vision is a powerful tool in the process of
learning of new information. It is growing
more and more popular in school systems
• But in order to understand visual learning,
we must first understand how the eyes
• When eyes are open,
individual patterns of
through the pupil and
though the retina.
• It is then flipped and
sent along the optic
• (Rodieck 1998)
• These tracks take care of processing
different aspects of what you see like color,
movement, or and outline.
• They then assemble into a “single visual
impression” or image. (Medina 2009)
• The image is sent along
the optic nerve, passing
through the lateral
ganiculate nucleus, and
finally into the visual
portion of the cerebral
cortex. (Rodieck 1998)
• This is where the image
is deciphered and gives
us a composite image.
Vision is our dominant sense.
• Studies show that students remember very little of an
oral report. 10% to be exact.
• When an oral report adds pictures, there retention goes
to 65%. Substantially higher. (Medina 2009)
• This shows that being able to use our eyes is vital to the
process of learning.
• Dr. john medina shows
just how much we depend
on our sight. In an
experiment with 54
professional wine taster,
all glasses of white wine
were diluted with
odorless, tasteless red dye.
(Andre 2008 and Medina 2009)
• All 54 professionals,
fooled by the dye,
describing all the
glasses of white wine
with red wine
2008 and Medina 2009)
• This visual domination is
superiority effect.” or
• Using P.S.E. is wonderful
for memory and retention.
much better than just
orally given information.
So using it in class would
efficiency. (Andre 2008)
P.S.E. the sequel
• Knowledge cant just rely
on a disconnected facts.
(Curtis, D 2003).
• If knowledge is connected
to relatable concepts, the
student can achieve a
deeper understanding of
the content. (Curtis, D 2003).
• An example would be
studying human anatomy
with a diagram.
• Video games, multimedia elements, video blogs,
and interactive projects are becoming more and
more popular, especially in school. (Deaux 2008).
• Why is this?
• The answer is because
more people are realizing
that the image aspect of
the modern technology
help people learn. (Deaux
• Students are now able to
concepts, thus increasing
the longevity and depth of
their knowledge. (Deaux
• Light passing through the pupil and along the
optic nerve to the visual cerebral cortex. This give
us the image.
• We can use this image to retain 55% more
information than just orally given facts.
• More and more schools are using visual and
interactive technologies to help children learn.
Helping them understand complicated concepts
• Rodieck, R. W. ( 1998). The first steps in seeing.
Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates, inc.
• Curtis, D (February 25,2003). From Brain-Based Research
to Powerful Learning: Innovative Teaching Techniques in
the Classroom. Edutopia. Retrieved July sixth, 2009 from
• Deaux, T (June 2, 2008). Brain Rules For Bloggers:
Exploit The Senses, (Especially Sight). Retrieved on July
fifth, 2009 on
Bibliography part 2!
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