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Visual Learning

What is visual learning?

Visual learning is a form of teaching that takes advantage of the brain’s ability to create, retain and process information using visual images and spatial relationships. It can be through diagrams, models, or illustrations. Visuals are often used in teaching because they help learners recall concepts better than text alone does and it also allows for visual note-taking to make revision more efficient later on.

Visual learners do not learn best by listening or reading instructions— they understand better when seeing how concepts work in 3-D space. Learning through visuals allows children to see what they are being taught, rather than just hearing it explained.

Recent research has found that the human brain needs to see as well as hear, read or do in order to fully comprehend what you are trying to teach them. Teachers have been incorporating visual aids into their lessons for years but with the advent of technology, it’s become easier than ever before!

Visual learners benefit from seeing things like graphs, tables, or pictures because they can retain more information when doing so than if verbal communication was used alone. Another advantage of using visuals is that students who might not be very interested in reading will often pay attention better when there is something visually stimulating on-screen instead. When teachers use visuals during a class time many kids are able to stay engaged longer which allows the teacher time for other important parts (e.g., student questions).

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