ERIC Number: ED365969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Personalized Meanings: The Cognitive Potentials of Visual Notetaking.
Shambaugh, R. Neal
Noting that students fail to fully realize the advantages of notetaking as a process to develop a personalized learning system, this paper proposes the use of visual constructions to help students re-establish for themselves the unity of knowledge and to create personalized meanings to this knowledge. The paper summarizes the benefits of notetaking and reviews research on the subject. The paper also proposes a broad definition of visual notetaking, and provides a survey and summary of visual notetaking and direct instructional visual notetaking methods. The paper examines cognitive features of visual notetaking that serve as a basis for establishing the cognitive potentials of visual constructions. Seventeen figures illustrating aspects of visual notetaking, a table presenting the features, benefits, and drawbacks of visual notetaking methods, and a table presenting cognitive strategies and processes are included. (Contains 55 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Visual Imagery; Visual Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference (Sarasota, FL, February 9-12, 1994).