Pictorial meaning involves t just resemblance, but also pictorial skills, pictorial acts, practices, and performance. Especially in the classroom setting, at all levels of education, it is essential to realize that teaching with pictures and learning through pictures is a practical enterprise where thinking is embedded in doing. Promoting visual learning means to be a visionary, and to take on an ermous educational challenge. But while adaptation and invation are inevitable in a world where techlogical changes are rapidly and radically altering the learning environment, educational science and the everyday practice of education clearly need to retain a measure of conservatism. And any conservatism worth the name has to take account of visuality, visual thinking, and visual learning.
Andras Benedek is Professor and Head of the Department of Technical Education at the University of Technology and Economics, Budapest. He has published several papers on human resource development issues. Kristof Nyiri is Professor of Philosophy at the same Department. His main fields of research are the philosophy of images and the philosophy of time.