Did You Know??
Integrating Visual Learning into Language Arts - Conclusion
Conclusion > Action Steps > Integrating Visual Learning into Language Arts
Although the use of visual learning in language education is the rarest, it still yields very good results when used appropriately. For example, one of the assignments in the Secondary Two English Literature syllabus in Raffles Institution is to draw a picture based on a poem. As an exercise in a worksheet, students are asked to draw out their impression of an unseen poem on paper. The students then drew a picture based on what they perceived to be the message the author was trying to convey through the poem and ultimately were able to comprehend the poem better.
With the vivid image still fresh in their minds, students were then better able to interpret the poem and the hidden meanings and messages in the poem. As compared to conventional methods of just trying to analyze and interpret the poem by brute force, the use of visualization and illustration helps students to organize their thoughts better and have a clearer understanding.
Click here to go back to action steps.