Visual Learning, no Hebrew

When I started this blog, my simple intention was for it to be an online Hebrew learning resource both for myself and anyone else who might be interested in reading. The main focus was Hebrew.

I knew that I was a visual learner (check out this wikipedia page for an overview of different learning styles - I do recognize by the way that everyone learns in many different ways and that the different styles not mutually exclusive) but I'd never really given it too much in-depth thought. Since making this blog however, I have been thinking more and more about what exactly visual learning is.

I have recently been reading the book Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless and I also watched his TED talk The beauty of data visualization. This association of 'knowledge' and 'data' with 'beauty' to many can seem bizarre and absurd but David shows how data visualization and infographics can be considered their own art form. I find this whole area completely fascinating and stimulating, for many reasons - a few being because it relates to how our brains work and how we understand the world around us. 

Below is a quote taken from David's TED talk (which I have changed the wording of ever so slightly to make it sound a bit more readable). 

I made the poster on an absolutely fabulous (free) resource that I have been obsessed with ever since I found out about it. If you haven't already checked it out you don't know what you're missing.