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Merinews article of Dr Kishore listed on blog of "Visual Teaching Alliance"
Merinews article by Dr Lalit Kishore "Visual literacy takes a back seat, even teachers lack it badly" has become the part of the list of about 140-odd articles at "Visual Teaching Alliance" - a network that provides a platform to share knowledge and educational strategies in the visual education. The article of Dr Kishore has been shared by Timothy Gangwer, an advocate of visual education.

According to a quote of Martin Scorsese on the blog, "If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually."

"Visual literacy takes a back seat, even teachers lack it badly. Some recent studies have shown that both the reading habits and visual literacy of students have suffered tremendously," writes Dr Kishore in his article. 

Kishore has found that even diagrams are drawn in a faulty way by the science instructors. He states, "It needs to be understood that the specialized nature of scientific diagram making and visualizations mean designing learning activities that help students to develop the knowledge and skills required for interpreting them. The experts inform that that diagram making should be modeled by the teacher in a stepwise manner, which is not being done presently in most classes." 

Kishore strongly feels that teachers are needed to be trained in the sequential type of approach with modeling along with a suitable commentary and questioning that emphasizes key aspects of the subject matter being taught through drawing of the diagram. However, it requires some hard work and practice which teachers seem to shun these days. 

He has even recommended that even a primary school teacher must be able to draw at least 300 visual codes to accommodate most learners in his or teaching. Visual literacy level of special educators is all the more important as it is required to produce a lot of visual support material. He is trying to promote visual research at Disha Foundation in Jaipur.

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