The term Visual Closure Worksheets was coined by Bernadette Spence and is now using to describe the developmental toolkit that allows parents to do their child’s school work. They provide a systematic approach to school work as well as visual aids that create a level of familiarity to students.
The educators in the field of child development have been advocating for the creation of Visual Closure Worksheets in the classroom for many years. The reasons are twofold. Firstly, the basic value of a parent’s involvement in the child’s development as a learner and secondly the need for educators to be more effective at learning new things and increasing classroom performance.
The organization allows for multiple forms of visual representation as well as all the components for interpretation. This opens up the door to greater effectiveness with fewer components that make teaching and learning easier and less time consuming. With visuals, teachers can easily see what they need to learn and what they don’t need to learn, without having to do multiplication tables, arithmetic or algebra.
These worksheets use multi-media components, images, graphs, animations and texts to help teach students. The visuals represent real-world content, while the text presents common words and phrases that can get students to use in context. Additionally, the text and images can be interactive and the student can work on various ideas simultaneously.
Text also helps students understand concepts much better and it has a great impact on the student’s learning. The animations make it easy for the student to understand what is going on and they even support learning and provide real-world examples to reinforce the concepts taught.
Worksheets also help students to be more engaged with schoolwork. It is important for a teacher to see their students engaged in work and able to use their understanding of the concepts. Visual worksheets provide a visual stimulus that can help students use their learning skills.
Both parents and teachers have been advocating for the essential part of the worksheet, that the teacher follow the steps that the visual tells them to do. The only thing that might be difficult is getting the students to be patient enough to actually read the visual. However, by giving the students the option to use an alternative means of reading the visual, they will be able to read it better.
Today, the Visual Closure Worksheets are considered to be a great success. They are used by teachers and the curriculum standards that they create remain standard for all teaching students and future students. So, start using these visual worksheets in your school today and let your students develop and expand their knowledge as they learn new things.