LESSON 13 teaching with visual symbols
ARISTOTLE SAID: “THE SOUL NEVER THINKS WITHOUT A MENTAL IMAGE.”
“Teaching can never be effective without making the abstract ideas …. CONCRETE . ,using visual symbols.”
DRAWING Example: How are you going to draw a man swimming with a big shark under the water?
Take note: A drawing may not be the real thing but better to have concrete visual aid than nothing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS TO THE LEARNERS? • it will help them discover shapes and create meaningful shapes themselves. • It will enable them to explore and think what does the drawing depicts.
THINGS TO CONSIDER: • SIMPLICITY • OBJECT SIZE(S) • COLOR • TIME
CARTOONS PERFECT CARTOONS NEED NO CAPTION
Cartoons • Another useful visual symbols that can bring novelty to our teaching. • The perfect cartoons need no captions.
Sources of Cartoons • They appear often in newspapers and magazines.
When to use Cartoons in Instruction? • It can use as a springboard for a lesson or a concluding activity. It depends on your purpose.
Strip drawings • These are commonly called Comicsor Comic strip
Where to use strip drawings in instruction? • Serve asMotivation. • Activityfor students
Sources of strip drawings • It can be obtain fromNewspapers, Magazines and Books
Where to use strip drawings? As motivation or starter. As activity to express their insights.