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A drawing or pattern that you make while thinking about something else or when you are bored.

Sunni Brown, a TED talker and the leader of the Doodle Revolution, disagrees with the myth that doodling is a distraction. This specialist in visual thinking and information design defines doodling as “to make spontaneous marks to help yourself think”, and as “an incredibly powerfool tool to remember and to re-learn”. Besides, she says that people who doodle when they are exposed to verbal information retain more and this activity prevents them from losing focus.

She defends that there are four ways (visual, auditory, reading and writing and kinesthetic) that learners  intake information. “In order to chew on information we have to engage at least two of those modalities, or we have to engage one of them coupled with an emotional experience. The incredible contribution of doodling is that it engages the four learning modalities simultaneously with the possibility of an emotional experience”.


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This entry was posted on 20/04/2012 by in Education.
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