Visual Tools In Teaching Learning

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  • 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
  • -Peter Drucker


  • 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
  • Communicating

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
      • Learning to think
      • Learningto learn

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

  • Composing
  • Designing
  • Planning
  • Authoring
  • Process planning
  • Time tabling
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Scenarios
  • Team building
  • Purposing
  • Visioning
  • Strategic diagrams
  • Action planning

18. There are 4 benefits of using visual learning techniques

  • V isual learning
  • 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?

  • Reasons
  • 1 .Visual tools provide direction for thinking .Students find success as self-
  • directed learners.
  • 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.

  • Visual tools
    • Physical models
    • Mental pictures
    • Pictures and pictographs
    • Kinesthetic activity
  • Visual maps
    • Brainstorming webs
    • Task-specific organizers
    • Thinking - process maps

22. Visual tools

  • Visual learning helps students to:
    • Brainstorm ideas
    • Develop, organize and communicate ideas
    • See connections, patterns and relationships
    • Assess and share prior knowledge
    • Develop vocabulary
    • 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
    • Guide, review and study
    • 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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