Sarah Myogeto Mental Imagery

Defenition of the Learning Theory, Mental Imagery
“Mental imagery is any experience that mimics sensory or perceptual
experiences, whereby the individual is consciously aware of his/her imagery
experience; thus, it differs from daydreams (Richardson 1969). Imagery can
Incorporate all five physical sensations (i.e. vision, audition, olfaction, gustation,
and kinesthetic; Vines 1988). Previous experience is not necessary to
create an image; as a result, it is possible to imagine future events or a
specific, desired outcome. (Gregg)

Why Use It?
People use mental imagery in order to teach learners new things. There are different learning styles and a classroom can be filled with every type so it is important for the teacher to incorporate each style into their presentation. Putting images into your presentations also help keep the learners attention.
An example of it’s application
An typical example of its application is when a powerpoint presentation is being done and there are pictures and graphics in the presentation. Mental Imagery learners learn by associating words with pictures so incorporation the images into the information you are teaching help those learners to remember the information.

My references
da Silva, H. S., & Yassuda, M. S. (2009). Memory training for older adults with low education: Mental images versus categorization. Educational Gerontology, 35(10), 890-905.

Gregg, Melanie J., and Terry Clark. "Theoretical and Practical Applications of." Theoretical and Practical Applications of 2007: 297-300. Web. <http://http://www.performancescience.org/cache/fl0020250.pdf>.

Korenman, L. M., & Peynircioglu, Z. F. (2007). Individual differences in learning and remembering music: Auditory versus visual presentation. Journal of Research in Music Education, 55(1), 48-64.

Plessinger, Annie Plessinger. "Visual Learning." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 16 June 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_learning>.

Spatially, Representing Information, and With Images. "Visual Learning." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 16 June 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_learning>.