Thursday, July 9, 2015

Being Visual: Raising a Generation of Innovative Thinkers by Bette Fetter

Being Visual by Bette Fetter
This author breaks people down into two learning styles - left brain thinking, known as auditory-sequential thinking and right brain thinking known as visual-spatial. The author feels that in general, schools teach to the left-brain with lessons given auditorially and sequentially. She feels that teaching art and teaching more visually can help visual learners in many ways.
She advocates use of graphic organizers - which many schools are using a lot now and I, not being a visual learner, despise. I do think that art education is important and that we should teach in ways that will reach children with all sorts of learning styles. The author created a program called the Young Rembrandts art program and she tells about her program in the book. I received this book free to reveiw from Netgalley.

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