Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Drawing to Learn

Drawing to Learn is a new series of booklets which have been developed through the LearnHigher Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning. The booklets offer a practical introduction to using drawing and other visual methods to support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and research in every discipline - not just those with which these activities are usually associated. Observational drawing sharpens perception and enables rapid and accurate recording of key data in almost any situation, while conceptual drawing and diagramming reinforce memory and help develop critical thinking by requiring students to make explicit their understanding of abstract ideas and complex processes. Drawing activities also provide an effective trigger for discussion and dialogue, and can help students reflect on their learning experiences to support academic and professional development planning.