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Orbis Pictus: The earliest picture textbook for children

Image via WikipediaI have been ranting all holiday about John Comenius‘ textbook, Orbis Pictus, from 1658. It is the first known illustrated text book for children. It has 240 short chapters with an illustration and text that corresponds to the … Continue reading

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Concept Maps & Visual Pedagogy

This was the presentation for the Global Education Conference.: “This presentation will explore concept mapping and brainstorming tools for classroom discussion, discovering knowledge, and problem-solving. I will present a brief history of visual pedagogy from different cultures to show how … Continue reading

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Of Concept Maps and Crucifixions

I visited the National Gallery earlier this year and I spent a lot of time looking at a few paintings of crucifixion or passion paintings. I was particularly interested in a few early renaissance paintings. These paintings come from a … Continue reading

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