Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Movies: Beneficial to Visual Learning.

Watching movies is all about watching and listening; so if you are someone who is a visual learner,then perhaps watching films makes for good practice. Over 65% of people are visual learners, and you can bet that those people retain what they see on the silver screen. While there is no definite study on about visual learning and movies, the likes of family education suggest to watch films for good practice.

So what would be the down side of using films for visual learning. Well it all depends on what you are watching. There is a likely chance that a person will retain a 90 minute movie then a film that is over 3 hours. Then again, another factor to consider is how well the movie is paced. A well paced film will be easier for people to remember what happens; no matter the run-time. Another factor to consider is how much text in the film. 12% of visual learning is from text; so that could play a factor into watching movies. Maybe not major factor, but it is still something to consider.

50% of people retain what they see and here; so how much of that percentage is thanks to movies? This is a subject that should be further explored. However, for the time being, take this advice: if you want get better at visual learning, head to the movies.

Head to this site for more information on Visual Learning.