Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2019–2020
This lecture was streamed live on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
Debbie Muthersbaugh, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Education and Psychology
Seeing is Knowing: Exploring the Impact of Visual Representations in Teaching and Learning
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Pictures and drawings have been used in teaching practices over time. Most educators use visual cues in teaching to support what we think or know. Using visual representations provides more meaningful learning experiences and confidence in their abilities. But how can we better understand the value of visual aspects for learning? Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean of the WWU School of Education and Psychology, has researched the subject and analyzed the findings of a series of studies. In the annual WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture she will share some of her findings, including answers to such questions as: What are the connections between art, science, math, and other subjects? How can being intentional when choosing and using images for teaching and learning assist students in creating a more positive attitude toward their own learning? How do these integrative practices lead to a more inclusive classroom and campus?
Joseph G. Galusha Jr., Professor of Biology
Pamela Keele Cress, Professor of Social Work and Sociology
Thomas M. Thompson, Professor of Mathematics
Gregory D. Dodds, Associate Professor of History
Bruce C. Johanson. Professor of Biblical Studies
Jon A. Cole, Professor of Engineering
Beverly G. Beem, Professor of English
James R. Nestler, Professor of Biology
Alden L. Thompson, Professor of Biblical Studies
Kraig S. M. Scott, Associate Professor of Music
Douglas R. Clark, Professor of OT and Archaeology
Rodney Heisler, Professor of Engineering
C. Loren Dickinson, Professor of Communication
Roland R. Blaich, Professor of History
Verlie Y. F. Ward, Professor of Education
Thomas J. Emmerson, Professor of Art
Claude C. Barnett, Professor of Physics
Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Professor of English and History
Ernie J. Bursey, Professor of Biblical Studies