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Teaching with Visual Engagement Techniques

Workshop at Carleton College's conference on visual learning, September 29, 2012

Derek Bruff

on 10 November 2016

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Transcript of Teaching with Visual Engagement Techniques

"Movie Narrative Charts" by xkcd
Concept Maps
Derek's Story: http://is.gd/KseLlC
“Pipes,” .:Axle:., Flickr (CC)
Debate Maps
Coordinate Axes
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/infographic-dangerous-zombies.html
Spatial arrangements convey meaning.
"Ain't No Making It" by Sarah Stiles & Students, Georgetown U.
Teaching with Visual Engagement Techniques
Derek Bruff

Ask Students to Map Relationships.
Demetri Martin
Findings -
"Two Dracmas," Darwin Bell, Flickr (CC)
Take a sticky note and a marker. Doodle an idea you have for a "VET" you could use in your classroom. Post it to the board when you're done.
Your Turn!
"More Ideas for Visual Learning," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Greg Kulowiec's Story: http://is.gd/nGYx3x
Source: http://is.gd/j4B1IK
Source: http://is.gd/Mp36ua
Source: http://is.gd/TWiqe8
by Stella Flores & Jacob Thornton,
Vanderbilt University
...Among Data:
Many Eyes "Word Tree" - http://is.gd/UdUDI7
Hans Rosling: http://is.gd/VzFJ64
Jennifer Osterhage's Story -
Ayla Pamukcu's Story: http://is.gd/qOw2k4
...Among Ideas:
Derek's Story: http://derekbruff.org/?p=1894 and http://derekbruff.org/?p=2118
Source: http://is.gd/ZPV6l8
Experts see past surface features.
Experts notice patterns and structure.
Experts can quickly retrieve information.
Experts can respond adaptively to new tasks.
"Macbook X-Ray," pipeapple, Flickr (CC)
"viel gesundes grün," tin.G, Flickr (CC)
"Good Old Days," emdot, Flickr (CC)
"My Old Swiss Army Knife," Luca Passoni, Flickr (CC)
Experts organize their knowledge.
"Bookshelf Spectrum, Revisited," chotda, Flickr (CC)
"When students are provided with an organizational structure in which to fit new knowledge,

they learn more effectively and efficiently

than when they are left to deduce this conceptual structure for themselves."
How Learning Works (2010)
"Digital Versus Analog?", Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Analog vs. Digital?
"Thinking Tools #4," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
How Learning Works (2010)
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