Students encouraged to draw in science

Students who are allowed to draw to explain science terms are more likely to understand key concepts than those restricted to traditional methods.

Researchers found that such visualisations are key to scientific thought, even though students are generally not encouraged to create their own drawings.

“Scientists do not use words only but rely on diagrams, graphs, videos, photographs and other images to make discoveries, explain findings, and excite public interest,” said Dr Shaaron Ainsworth of Nottingham University.

Read more at Nottingham University