Thursday, December 5, 2013

Learning by Drawing

Drawing pictures isn’t just about self-expression. Creating images has always helped me me remember things as well as understand new subjects in a way that is different from reading and writing alone. Recent studies have found that others benefit from this practice as well.  
"Students applied more effort to learning when they read and then drew pictures of their understanding of the text. The amount of enjoyment they derived from the activity was "striking," when compared to just reading or from reading and then writing summaries" (sources: here, here, and here).