Study: Charts change hearts and minds better than words do is a new Washington Post article about a fascinating study.
Here’s an excerpt:
These findings are obviously useful for when educators are involved in education policy discussions.
They can also be useful when we teach our students to write persuasive/argument essays. I’ve previously shared the results of other studies in a similar vein and how I use them when teaching about argument essays (see Important Research For Writing Persuasive Essays and A study finds that both experts and non-experts can be more persuasive when they express uncertainty).
Why not add chart-making into the mix?
Of course, if I/we do that, we probably also want to teach about misleading charts. At the end of this post, I’ve embedded two videos I use in my IB Theory of Knowledge class to teach just that…
I’m adding this info to: