Rhetoric of Visual Thinking

“As we tried to understand the ways in which writing was used to promote active learning in this class, we first turned to Paul’s definitions of visual and

“As we tried to understand the ways in which writing was used to promote active learning in this class, we first turned to Paul’s definitions of visual and graphic thinking in the introduction to his text book Graphic Thinking and then reflected up on their rhetorical overtones. First, the graphic imaging, clustering, and drawing dominating Paul’s course — while neither verbal nor rational (in the same sense writing can be) — are nonetheless understood as cognitive activities. This assumption challenges a centuries-old apartheid between perception and abstract thought.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE