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The Discussion Book by Stephen Preskill, Stephen D. Brookfield

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Chapter 27

Drawing Discussion

This technique emphasizes visual and graphic ways of talking to each other and is appreciated by those who process information spatially and communicate ideas visually. Even highly word-dependent people like the two of us find it an energizing and refreshing way to deal with familiar questions and topics. We use it to ensure that as wide a variety of participants as possible can feel engaged in a class, workshop, or meeting.

Purposes

  • To prioritize visual and pictorial expression over spoken and written words
  • To free up participants' creative capacities by using symbolic and metaphoric strategies to express ideas
  • To enable those who learn best through images and visual representations to exercise leadership ...

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