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Impact of Visual Learning

Principal focus of the project

The project focused on exploring literature around joint practice development and the influence on learners, setting up a community of practice for tutors, managers and peers, and supporting the experiment being run by the community of practice. The researcher collected data through observations, questionnaires and visual/verbal feedback to assess the impact of the communities of practice.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

The research concluded that mind maps had contributed to learner recall and understanding of key concepts, enabling learners to fix subjects in their mind through images and colour. There were particularly positive results from visual learning support for learners with dyslexia, particularly those with writing and spelling issues. Mind maps also allowed these learners to increase the number of strategies they could deploy to help them overcome difficulties.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Maureen Frazer - Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service

Name of associate programmes

LSIS Research Development Fellowship


A research presentation summarising an action research project that used suported experiments and joint practice development to explore visual learning.

Resource Type: Presentation
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