- 1.VisualTools in teaching and learning Presented by Dr.B.Victor, St.Xaviers College Palayamkottai.
- There is great need for a new approach, new methods and new tools in teaching, mans oldest and most reactionary craft
3. CHANGING FACE OF EDUCATION AT 21 STCENTURY
- Higher education systems have been undergoing a Creative revolution.
- The knowledge base of education is changed.
- The tool available to do education is changing.
- The roles of teachers are changing from knowledge transmitter to learning facilitator.
4. Dimensions of HEIs 5. Instructional dimensions 6. Instructional strategies 7. Lecture as an instructional method
- Lecture methods usually designed to develop lower cognitive skills
- Lecture still holds - central position at many levels of education
- Lecture method is not particularly effective in achieving higher cognitive objectives. (helping students to apply basic facts and principles, analyze, synthesize, solve problems etc)
- Non-interactive - students are normally passive listeners
8. The most important uses of lectures:
- To provide a general introduction to a course
- To provide to broad overview of a new topic or subject area
- To deal in depth with a particularly important principle, law, theorem, method etc and its main applications
- To provide a detailed description of a key system or process
- To provide a detailed case study in an important area
- To present a critical comparative evaluation of processes / methods
9. Engaged learners 10. Multi-sensory perceptions of learners 11. Core thinking skills of learners 12. Multiple thinking processes 13. The outcomes of education
- A list of learners' abilities
- (Nightingale, Te Wiata, Toohey, Ryan Hughes and Magin, 1996)
- Thinking critically and making judgements
- Solving problems and developing plans
- Performing procedures and demonstrating techniques
- Managing and developing oneself
- Accessing and managing information
- Demonstrating knowledge and understanding
- Designing, creating, performing and
14. Train the mind to think
- AsAlbert Einstainonce put it,
- "The true purpose of education is to train the mind to think"
- Essential skills of students' success
15. Teaching learning Process:Tools and techniques
- Teaching learning process is an integral part of any educational system.
- Tools and techniques are essential ingredients of teaching learning process
- In general tools and techniquescan be broadly defined as thepractical methods and skills appliedto specific activities to enableimprovements
16. Why visual literacy?
- 90% of all information that comes into our brain is VISUAL
- 40% of all nerve fibres connected to the brain are linked to the RETINA
- 36,000 visual images per hour may be registered by the EYES
- From Brain Based Learning - Eric Jensen, 1996
17. Applications of visual thinking
- Creativity and innovation
18. There are 4 benefits of using visual learning techniques
- 1. Helps the students clarify thoughts andinformation
- 2. Reinforces understanding through connection
- 3. Helps the student integrate knowledge with prior learning
- 4. Helps the teacher identify students' misconceptions.
" One seeing is better than a hundred times telling about" - Old Chinese proverb. 19. Why visual tools?
- 1 .Visual tools provide direction for thinking .Students find success as self-
- 2 . Visual tools make it possible to reachhigher-order thinking skills(HOTS).
- It can help visual learners more effectively organize their thinking
20. Qualities of visual tools Reflective Visual tools Consistent Integrative Developmental Flexible 21.
22. Visual tools
- Visual learning helps students to:
- Develop, organize and communicate ideas
- See connections, patterns and relationships
- Assess and share prior knowledge
- Outline for writing process activities
- Highlight important ideas
- Clarify or categorize concepts, ideas and information
- Comprehend the events in a story or book
- Improve social interaction between students and facilitate group work and collaboration among peers
- Improve reading comprehensive skills and strategies
- Facilitate recall and retention
23. About the presenter
- Dr.B.Victor is a highly experienced postgraduate biology teacher, recently retired from the reputed educational institution St. Xavier s College, Palayamkottai, India-627001.
- He wasthe dean of sciences and assistant controller of examinations.
- He has more than 32 years of teaching and research experience
- He hastaught a diversity of courses ranging from Send your comments to : pre-university to post graduate classes.
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