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In this research-based study, students learning was based on knowledge visualization tools using visuals that allow for presenting complex ideas for faster and better communication. Tools serving both for students’ learning and their assessment included sketches with captions, illustrated research paper, visual presentation, timeline, short essay, homework, in-class participation, and the use of color and symbol coding. This study examines students’ perception toward these learning and assessment tools used to evaluate their understanding and knowledge retention. Students who gain understanding of visual techniques and procedures gain advantage when searching for jobs. Those skills might help students acquiring abstract thinking skills, gaining self-confidence while presenting visual data, socializing with the group, and making connections between their professions and art. A survey following the course took form of students’ numerical and verbal responses about their assessment of studying and being assessed on their knowledge visualization-based tasks. Results of the survey confirm the importance of knowledge visualization methods as a tool for learning and assessment of students.


2021-2022 Assessment Mini-Grant