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More Doodling Makes For Better Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on May 4, 2013

Doodling is often seen as a sign of distraction. If you’re doodling, you’re not paying attention. If you’re drawing, you’re not taking notes. You’re not listening. You’re not learning.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/09/more-doodling-makes-for-better-learning/

But research published in the latest edition of the journal Science challenges the anti-doodling stance. It contends that not only can doodling help students learn, but that drawing is an important tool for scientific discovery.

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