Teachers often use diverse techniques and mediums in the class rooms for enhancing and enriching the student’s knowledge and concepts. These methods may include reading variety of perspectives about the same topic, writing creatively and also listening. In addition, various institutes have initiated a more effective system that has proved to be more communicative and interactive i-e of creative visualization. By capturing the interest of the students, this technique grasps one’s attention more abruptly, leaving a long lasting impact upon their memory. This would help to clarify various conflicts and contradictions that may have meddled in and have hampered the academic success of the student. Let’s see how it actually works but first listen to Burt’s advice.
Effective Teaching: The teacher, before entering in the classroom already knows the objective or the topic under discussion for the following day. For letting the students indulge in the mind power exercise of creative visualization he has to begin his lecture with the attention-grabbing catchphrase. This catchword should leave a visual impact upon the mind of the listener. For example if the lecture is centered on ‘witchcraft’ or ‘superstitions’, he has first to let them visualize those movies, plays, theatrical performances or personal experiences that are related to the art of witchery. Once he is succeeded in creating an environment for letting them enter in the realm of visual imagination, their response becomes more frequent and rapid. Their confusions are eradicated since the teacher has helped them to create a virtual world on the platform of their mind.
Fruitful Academic skill: Students themselves can also exploit this method since creative visualization is a useful and reliable communicative method and assures the mental understanding of the recipient. We, being students are often confronted with the problem as how to make a more fruitful and effective presentation in front of the class. For this purpose, we ourselves have first to go through the mind booming process of creative visualization. Indulge yourself in meditation as to how these concepts that you have to deliver actually work in society. For example, if you have to make a presentation on “inequality in the social structure”, you have first to visualize the current disparity around you – the distinction in the relationships between the master and the servant, landlords and middleman, employer and employee, husband and wife.
Now with the help of this mind power, you can produce a concrete piece of creative visualization by making several posters of the invigorated visual images that have arrived at the threshold of your mind. The practical implication of that mind power indulgence in the class can be possible through playing slides of the similar images visualized by you through projectors or showing video clips through multimedia or arranging an interesting activity in the class.
In this manner, creative visualization and mind power would not only ramble in the realm of imagination, rather would enter in the concrete world of reality and would play a functional role to improve the academic skills of the listener as well as the presenter. Creative visualization , definitely has the power to improve academic skills.