Proper use of visual symbols and diagrams as representation of reality stressed in conference

015The Society for Analysis, Dialogue, Application and Action (SADAA) in association with S S Jain Subodh PG College, Jaipur, jointly organized the fourth International Conference (27 -29 January, 2015) on the theme “Media, Market and Mimesis: Trending Trinity”. On the second of the conference, this citizen journalist presented his paper titled “Training intervention for elementary science teachers in mimetic art of visual symbols and diagramming as representation of reality”. The abstract of the papers is described below.

Based on Aristotle and Goodman’s precepts of mimesis as representational useful art and Kishore’s advocacy and work in scientific visual symbols, an intervention for revival of visual symbols as representation of reality was introduced as a training intervention for elementary school science teachers. The rationale was that the textbooks of science have become colourful with detailed mimicked pictures from the internet that has given a setback to visual communication of science through diagrams and visual symbols.

A four-hour training module was developed in which one hour was spent on understanding precepts of mimetic art propounded by Aristotle and Goodsman and place of visual symbols as a part of the teaching learning process. Next three hours were the practice in visual symbols of the objects in the environments, diagrams and visual symbols of scientific apparatus, and conversion of textbook pictures in to line-drawing visual representation.

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I am Dr Lalit Kishore from Kurukshetra.Who did his post Graduation in Physics(1968).From Kurukshetra University and Doctrate in Education (1986) from Punjab University Chandigarh.I tought Physics in kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 Ambala kent;Meyo College,Ajmer;MotiLal Neharu School of Sports Rai. I retaired as Assistant Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan .I also worked on senior positions on deputation with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti ,Central Tibbatan Schools Administration ,Krishnamurti Foundation ,Lokjumbish,UNICEF,UNESCO,BODH and CULP.I did advanced studies on fellowship from UK and France . For my contribution in the area of education I have been ownerd with 11 National Awards and 13 Comman wealth Awards.