On Jun 17, 2013, at 10:11 AM, Pam <Pamkgm@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I also think he is confusing thinking with communicating, and mental imagery with visual aids.
Hardly. The thread started out discussing the merits of an "animation" and stimulating "visual thinking". My stance is that that experience is neither a substitute nor a sufficient trigger for abstraction. Our text books are rife with imagery and animation today and attainment didn't go up, it went down. That isn't to say that communication isn't damn important to cognitive growth and achievement. You of all people in this discussion should know that. But you have to have a knack at getting a student to think.