- 1 Brief statement of principle
- 2 Description of principle
- 3 Experimental support
- 4 Theoretical rationale
- 5 Conditions of application
- 6 Caveats, limitations, open issues, or dissenting views
- 7 Variations (descendants)
- 8 Generalizations (ascendants)
- 9 References
Brief statement of principle
Visual-verbal integration: The process by which learners link or combine visual and verbal information to form a coherent knowledge representation. By integrating this verbal and visual information, students form a deeper understanding of the geometry principle that is retained over time.
Description of principle
Visual-verbal integration is assessed by tasks in which both visual and verbal information must be considered together, in meaningful ways.
In geometry, students need to connect the conceptual definition of a geometry principle (e.g., a verbal description of "Vertical Angles") with the relevant visual diagram features and configurations (e.g., the visual instantiation of "Vertical Angles" formed by two crossing lines where the angles share a common vertex but no common sides). Visual-verbal integration can be tested by having students analyze the appropriateness of geometry rules to a particular diagram.
Laboratory experiment support
In vivo experiment support
(These entries should link to one or more learning processes.)