Faculty Academy 2012

Giulia Forsythe

Plenary Presentation: Drawing Conclusions

Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 | Monroe 116

 Visual literacy has been shown to improve memory and help make connections between complex, abstract ideas. We’ll examine how images tap into our most basic sense of knowing through relevant examples. Technology has worked to improve transfer of content but also created a deluge of overwhelming data dumps. Together, we’ll explore how we can use visual literacy in our daily practice as teachers, learners and global citizens as a form of sense-making and information sharing.


Giulia is the Special Project Facilitator for the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She works with instructors and teaching assistants to improve teaching and learning on campus through the use of various instructional strategies and community building.

She is the past president of the Ontario Council of Lifelong Learning. Her own lifelong learning journey has been enriched through participation in Massively Open Online Courses, most notably, DS106.