At the age of 15, Albert Einstein the visual thinker and life long campaigner for educational reform left a traditional school in Munich . His grades were poor . It is fair to say things were not working out . He then started attending a Swiss school founded by Pestalozzi, the educational reformer, the school practiced visual methods of learning and teaching .
Basic to Pestalozzi’s approach was the view that “conceptual thinking is built on visual understanding and visual understanding is the basis of all knowledge”
Each item of learning was carefully linked to a visual base image. The school used maps, diagrams, and other visual materials for instruction.
The atmosphere was relaxed and informal.
Modern neuroscience supports the effectiveness of Pestalozzi’s visual first approach .Practical applications include video trainer linkedin learning , sprouts school and the khan academy . More than 2 centuries after his death technology has caught up and the revolution promised for so long is just beginning to gather momentum .