Using Visual Materials to Engage Learners

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Proceedings titleACEE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
ConferenceProceedings of the ED-Media 2003, June 23-28, 2003., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
AbstractThe objective of the Spirit of Democracy international project is to enhance the capacity of civic educators in Russia to develop and sustain a dynamic and vibrant program of citizenship education. This goal is being met by providing online resources for teachers in Canada and Russia. The Spirit of Democracy project's learning approach is based on the ideas of Vygotsky and on the concepts of Situated Learning and Anchored Instruction. Within the Spirit of Democracy project developers create learning opportunities using situations and springboards. The uniqueness of the approach taken by the project is that researchers use authentic materials to engage students in learning and discovery. A very important role is assigned to visual materials. All visuals used in learning springboards can be divided into three categories: 'real life' pictures, illustrations to create specific environments, and art masterpieces to attract and engage in discussions of democratic issues.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45798
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