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ERIC Number: EJ1044257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Change the Way Your Pupils Learn by Practising Creative Thinking and Visualisation
Statham, Mick
Primary Science, n134 p13-16 Sep 2014
In a previous article (2014), this author outlined the practical use of visualisation as a way of starting lessons. The purpose of this is to create interest, hold attention, and provide some mental experience of the conceptual learning to follow. In this way, links can be created between the teaching activity in the first few minutes of the lesson and what will follow in the bulk of the learning and teaching later in the lesson. This approach also has the advantage of helping to create relaxation by switching off pupil "self-talk" (the inner voice) and releasing muscle tension. In this way, internal distractions can be eliminated so that pupils can focus more closely on what the teacher is saying and doing. In this article, Statham outlines how to get started with the visualisation techniques he introduced in the first installment of this two-part article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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