I’m teaching a course this semester for first-year students called “Drawing to Learn.” It’s one of about 50 courses offered by our Freshman College to help students become acclimated to college learning. Faculty get to choose a topic they’re interested in and design a course around that interest. My course is grounded in the idea that drawing can be a more efficient process for learning, communicating, and leading than textual or numerical languages.
Here are the supplies I handed out during the first class.
Over the course of the next 8 weeks, students will learn the following six drawing-to-learn strategies:
- Drawing to Calm – Coloring
- Drawing to Listen – Doodling
- Drawing to Record Learning – Sketchnoting
- Drawing to Create Learning – Handmade Thinking
- Drawing to See – Representing
- Drawing to Present Learning – Illustrated Speaking
Look at them go.