- Fengbin (Kathy) Zhao
learning designer, Beyondinno Design
How can we visualize our learning: attend to information, recognize patterns, attach new ideas into existing mind fabric, & transfer etc?
Learning processes are complicated and abstract. Most current methods in teaching how to learn and think creatively have some drawbacks: 1. Abstract, 2. Boring, 3. Over-simplified etc.
In order to overcome these drawbacks, visualization might be the first challenge.
We need to figure out a way of teaching how to learn, like the ways of learning about a cell in "Animates a cell".
We need externalized model like the DNA model used by James Watson. Maybe the model is more like the net format arts in Janet Echelman's net-format sculpture: dance with the thinking force of a learner.
We need to transform the metaphors/analogies from hidden to unhidden, to help learners explicitly explore the power of metaphors and analogies.
We need to make the Concepts/Data in learning-sciences visible, in the way done by David McCandless and Aaron Koblin.