Dual coding involves combining text and images. There are many ways to present informaiton visually, such as with infographics, timelines, cartoon strips, diagrams, and graphic organisers.
How is it useful?
When you have the same information in two formats – words and visuals – it gives you two ways of remembering the information later on. Combining these visuals with words is an effective way to study compared to simply revising by looking over your notes or reading a revision book.
Why use dual coding?
Once you have presented your information if you practice retrieval you’re more likely to remember the information later, and also more likely to be able to use and apply the information in new situations.
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