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Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, 2nd Edition by K. Patricia Cross, Claire Howell Major, Elizabeth F. Barkley

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Chapter 12Techniques Using Graphic Information Organizers

The idea that a picture is worth a thousand words underlies graphic organizers. These powerful tools convert complex information into meaningful displays. Because information can be arranged spatially, graphic organizers can help students discover the patterns and relationships among ideas that are sometimes impossible to convey in text alone. Because they can show the interrelationships among parts as well as the relationship of the parts to the whole, they help students view information on both holistic and detailed levels. Because they can compress and focus information, they can make interpretation, understanding, and insight easier. Finally, because graphic organizers use single ...

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