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Getting the Picture: How Drawing Helps You Learn!

People have been communicating visually for more than 40,000 years. And it still is one of the dominating ways to convey information. One of the main reasons for this is that it's by far the fastest way to explain others what we mean. Our brains can process visual information much faster than words and text.

We can use the fact that our brains are wired to process visual information to learn better and smarter! Research shows that creating visual representations of new information helps us remember it better and longer. Thus: drawing = learning!

And after this practical and hands-on workshop all the participants will be able to develop a visual alphabet and use it to learn better.

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  1. Develop a visual alphabet that you can use to help you remember and learn better.
  2. Learn the science behind the brains' way to process and retain visual information.
  3. Experience that anyone can draw: even if you think you're hopeless or utterly uncreative ... after this workshop you'll be able to amaze yourself!



Erik Woning, Innovation Consultant, Lab to Learn

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