Catherine Madden for the George Lucas Educational Foundation

The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.

May 14, 2019

Research has shown that drawing can be a potent tool for learning. It can help students understand content better and and retain information more effectively. But it’s not because of an innate learning style—that’s an outdated idea in education that has long been disproven. Drawing taps into visual, kinesthetic, and linguistic areas of the brain at the same time, so information is processed in three different ways, establishing more connections across the brain’s neural network—and encoding learning more deeply.

To learn more about the research cited in the video, check out the links below. 

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