An objective of this website is to facilitate the exchange of information about ‘Communicating, Visually’ using Response to Vision, and its biproduct, Visual Learning.

Q. Why Visual Learning?
A. Because a significant amount of learning is visual – this resource, Response to Vision : COMMUNICATING, VISUALLY, shows how to increase visual learning across curriculum subjects.

Q. Doesn’t the internet provide a dominant source of visual information?
A. Not always – this resource, Response to Vision : COMMUNICATING, VISUALLY, emphasises direct experience using all sensory inputs.

Q. Can we think Visually?
A. Yes! Imagine an apple – there it sits, smooth, colourful, ripe and sweet-smelling. In your mind pick up a knife and cut the apple in half. Now cut one of the pieces in half again, making two quarters. Next, try to mentally balance one of the quarters on top of the half, then sit the remaining quarter on top of these. When the problem has been mentally solved, draw the outcome (or make a model). The drawing is the evidence of mental problem-solving using visual thinking – the outcome is visual learning!

Note: 'Visual Learning is a significant part of Learning that arises from the ability to perceive, think, organise, and produce – visually'.

Q. Surely we all learn in the same way?
A. Not necessarily. Some people remember and respond more often through language, others prefer imagery, while a few find the symbols of numeracy or actions of movement or sound helpful for communication and learning. These are Preferred Learning Modes, significant when teaching.

Q. Does this ebook promote independent learning; does it provide different levels of learning; does it foster creativity?
A. Yes, yes and yes!

Q. Why produce a shortened version of RTV, under the title, STORY & STORYTELLING?
A. The outcome of the Response to Vision process is shown as an illustrated story in Part ‘C’ of RTV • COMMUNICATING, VISUALLY.

STORY & STORYTELLING duplicates this Story, then gives a detailed explanation of how both the text and illustrations were developed using the RTV process of Seeing/ Shaping/Making – of particular interest to both English and Art teachers.

Q. Are sample pages of this ebook available?
A. Email the author – see below

Q. From what experience does the author ‘write’?
A. Secondary School art specialist; overseas study; 28 years of Teachers’ College teaching; previous publications in Response to Vision series (and others); special interest in design education, and curriculum development …

Q. Further questions?
A. Please see below …

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