NEWS FLASH: Throughout October 2019 we’ll be joining in the national Big Draw Festival with a range of online and other activities and resources. This years theme is “Drawn to Life: Creativity and Wellbeing” – details at Big Draw at Brighton 2019

Drawing and other visual methods such as collage have an important role to play in every discipline, not just those such as art and design with which they are usually associated, but in science, social sciences, clinical education and many other subjects. Some of the most common potential functions of drawing include:

  • Observational drawing – to sharpen perception and make rapid and accurate records of key data in almost any situation.
  • Conceptual drawing and diagramming – helps students visualise ideas and processes, compare their understanding and develop critical thinking skills;reinforces memory.
  • Collaborative drawing and image making activities – can develop communication skills,  encourage reflection on experience, professional and personal development planning.

Drawing to Learn Booklets
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We published a set of four booklets to support the use of drawing in higher education. Each title is addressed to a broad cluster of disciplines and offers a brief introduction to the ways in which drawing and other visual methods may be used to support undergraduate and postgraduate learning and research.

You can download the booklets via the links below.

We hope the ideas and examples will encourage lecturers and supervisors to explore the possibilities in their own teaching. Please contact Pauline Ridley p.ridley@brighton.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Other resources

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