Visual Learning Theories

Visual Learning Theories

The Foundations & Educational Applications of Visual Learning


Research in educational and cognitive psychology has revealed that learning is enhanced when information is dual coded in both visual and verbal modes. In practice, classroom use of visual learning techniques to achieve this dual coding effect is most often expressed in the form of graphical organizers. These have been strongly associated with increased performance, retention, and critical thinking skills. A survey of current visual learning research demonstrates that Inspiration Software’s visual learning products, Kidspiration for kindergarten through fifth grade and Inspiration®for grade six through adult, can have a positive effect on student achievement.

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