This session will reveal the lesser known, but more powerful, component of dual coding — the Visual Argument. Diagrams of various sorts have shown, if properly constructed, to be more efficient at communicating complex concepts than text alone.
Gary has taught for over a decade in four different schools and is now Principal Teacher in St Andrew's Academy, and has been so for the past four years. All of the schools have been in significant areas of deprivation and a wealth of knowledge and experience has been gained from this.
Gary has a keen interest in mastery and effective mathematics pedagogy and currently working with his department to implement a mastery model of learning to ensure every pupil achieves.
Oliver was a headteacher for a decade before becoming an author and trainer. His architect father gave him a design education which he used to devise visual strategies while teaching in special schools. He has used this unusual combination to visualise educational concepts and processes, working with leading educational thinkers.
His latest book, Dual Coding With Teachers, includes the contribution of over 35 teachers, teacher developers, psychologists and information designers, detailing their own dual coding practice. On his website —oilcav.com — there are free downloads of posters, PowerPoint presentations, diagrams, graphic organisers, walkthrus, sketchnotes, icons, portraits, videos for free download.