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How Drawing Can Lead to Deeper Understanding

Organizational drawings—concept maps and sketchnotes, for example—help students see gaps in their learning while boosting comprehension by fourfold.

December 15, 2022

Dig into the study cited in the video, a 2022 research article on how drawing can improve metacomprehension accuracy, by Keith W. Thiede, Katherine L. Wright, Sara Hagenah, Julianne Wenner, Jadelyn Abbott, and Angela Arechiga.

To learn more about 2022’s most compelling research findings for educators, visit “The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2022.”

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