I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the world of education for a while now, and I think that the skill of visual note taking is going to help me do that more effectively.
Here’s a place from which to start – a sketch of the basic component of education. The why, the what, the where, the when, the with whom, and the how of a learning experience, using a student named Tim to personalize and more realistically visualize that experience:
The interesting thing about this moment in time is that those components can be addressed in so many different ways because of the technologies now available to most (but not yet all) individuals. There’s a lot of exploration going on right now, which I think is a good thing.
I’d like to join in on that exploration.
Though the sketchnotes that I have posted on this site come from a variety of sources and address a variety of topics, some of them connect well with those components of education above. Many of the sketchnotes that I add in the future will have even more of a direct connection.
My goal is to slowly build up a picture of education, first rough and general, but growing in detail over time.
I’m interested in building up that picture for two reasons. The first is that I am an educator myself, teaching folks this skill of sketching out ideas over at Verbal To Visual. The second is that I feel personally invested in the education system as a whole, and I’d like to do what I can to help that system evolve to meet the demands of the 21st century.
This first sketch is just a start. It will grow, evolve, and branch out over time as I pull in information from books, talks, and articles. If you’d like to follow that growth (and maybe even contribute to it), sign up for The Verbal To Visual Newsletter to get new sketches sent directly to your inbox.