Differentiating learning styles helps educators and learners adapt to differences and shape content to fit individual needs. It also helps learners increase their preferences and make themselves proficient at utilizing multiple learning styles. Note to presenter: read or ask volunteer to read slide.Those who teach us won’t always teach us in a way that we can grasp – because we’re all different. We can gain an edge on our ability to learn by adapting to different learning styles. For example, this assignment “stretches” us to use Visual learning techniques through this presentation, Auditory techniques through speaking our thoughts and notes, Kinesthetic techniques by performing this presentation, Verbal techniques through reading, writing, and speaking,Some of us may have used logical techniques as we researched and composed our presentations and papers, We even had the opportunity to work in groups and on our own.As you can see, learning styles go hand in hand with one another and overlap quite a bit.
In fact, a number of us took a learning styles inventory. As you can see from these images, none of the charts match one another. We’re all different, and each learning style plays a role in how we learn.
As you’ve seen, the focus of our topic is Visual Learning, but why? What sets visual learning a part from the other styles? To us, visual learning is the most used, the most universal, and in some cases, the most effective. We use visual learning techniques when we want to communicate something quickly. We want our audience to glance at a map or chart and instantly relate that to their context. We can use simple techniques such as formatting, spatial relationships, and the size and location of text to show relationships that we comprehend at a near innate level.
As mentioned earlier, a healthy balance of learning techniques helps us gain knowledge more efficiently and effectively. In fact, Allan Paivio developed a theory called the dual-coding theory. He proposed that our minds process verbal information and visual information differently. Therefore, if we use both learning techniques, our minds process the same information two different ways; we have twice the chance of transferring the knowledge into our long term memories. Ultimately, visual learning techniques relate information effectively and quickly, and can enhance other techniques you may currently use.
Why is visual learning so important?<br /><ul><li>Do you want to learn effectively?
Do you know how to use visual aids for teaching?
Do you know how to use visuals to clear the fog inside your mind?</li></li></ul><li>What is Visual Learning ?<br />★Visual learning is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data, and information are associated with images and techniques.<br />★From a psychological standpoint it is a type of sensory learning controlled by the cortical visual areas of the brain. <br />
How many Learning Styles do you know?<br />There are seven kinds of learning styles <br />and each of them have different techniques.<br />For example, visual provides spatial understanding.<br />
We’re Different<br /> Among those learning styles, everyone in our group is different. You can try to create your own on the website:Learning-styles-online.com<br />
Visual Learning<br />Why do we need Visual Learning?<br />Because…<br />1)Widely Used<br />2) Universal<br />3) Effective<br />4) Communicate Quickly<br />5) Simple Techniques<br />
Dual-Coding Theory<br />Allan Paivio proposes that we process verbal and visual information differently.<br />
Renaissance<br />People begin using painting<br />
The first computer in the world.<br />History shows that the development of visual communications <br />has been the underlying fire and drive to visual learning. From mans’ early cave drawings to the latest in graphic design, we have seen visual learning evolve from its simplest form to the technological marvel it is today.<br />
Video in the classroom<br />Teachers can…<br />Create a library of related video shorts and clips<br />Record their own videos to upload<br />Students can…<br />Be asked to find video examples<br />Create and submit their own videos<br />View videos related to specific topics<br />Nova. (2009, October 22). The Elegant Universe - M Theory (9/11). (NewParadigmScience, Submitter, & Nova, Producer) Retrieved November 22, 2009, from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb2vWj6ITGo<br />
U5, Lesson 1 – The Shape of Things (TATS - p. 326)<br />a) List 3D space-shapes you see in Biosphere 2.<br />b) Give at least two examples of the 2D plane-shapes used to make up a space-shape.<br />c) Pick a space-shape in this room & sketch it. What parts would you need to measure to describe its size?<br />Resource from: http:// http://www.b2science.org/<br />
Finding Visuals on the Internet(Graphics, videos, simulations, etc.)<br />
Data Visualization ExampleA wordle for an article about Web 2.0<br />Resource from: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com<br />
Data Visualization ExampleMap of overpopulation vs. environmental effects<br />Resource from: http://www.alwayswithhonor.com/#7439<br />
Web Trend MapThe leading internet names & domains mapped onto the Tokyo metro map.<br />Resource from: http://informationarchitects.jp/wtm4/<br />
Data Visualization ExampleInteractive graph of inflation’s parts <br />
Data Visualization Example<br />Life expectancy<br /><ul><li>Hans Rosling at a 2006 TED conference </li></ul>Shows how world economic and social conditions have changed over time<br />Resource from: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html<br />
Data Visualization Example<br /><ul><li>Jonathon Harris at a 2007 TED Conference</li></ul>Visualizing the world’s feelings via the internet<br />Resource from: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jonathan_harris_tells_the_web_s_secret_stories.html<br />