By Stephen K. Reed
Language is a fabulous device for communique, however it is drastically overvalued as a device for concept. This quantity files the numerous methods images, visible pictures, and spatial metaphors impression our considering. It discusses either vintage and up to date learn that help the view that visible considering happens not just the place we think to discover it, but additionally the place we don't. a lot of comprehending language, for example, is determined by visible simulations of phrases or on spatial metaphors that supply a origin for conceptual understanding.
Thinking Visually helps comprehension by way of lowering jargon and via supplying many illustrations, academic functions, and difficulties for readers to resolve. It presents a large assessment of issues that variety from the visible photographs shaped through infants to appearing periods designed for the aged, from visible diagrams created by way of kids to visible diagrams created through psychologists, from generating and manipulating photos to viewing animations. the ultimate chapters talk about examples of tutorial software program and argue that the inability of such software program in school rooms undermines the chance to enhance visible considering. The booklet comprises the Animation train™ DVD to demonstrate the appliance of study on visible pondering to enhance mathematical reasoning.
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Thinking Visually by Stephen K. Reed