Visual Learning and Teaching

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
Barbara Tversky,Stanford University/Columbia Teachers College, New York, NY
Do cartoons work? Yes! says considerable research. Cartoons, diagrams, and sketches promote learning and innovation, whether produced by students or provided by instruction. Better than words alone because visual-spatial communications represent thought more directly than language.  I will overview that research and present an analysis of why.