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Innovative Educational Technologies, Tools and Methods for E-learning
Scientific Editor Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
“E-learning”, 12, Katowice–Cieszyn 2020, pp. 147–158
DOI: 10.34916/el.2020.12.13



Marina Drushlyak-1, Olena Semenikhina-2, Volodymyr Proshkin-3, Olha Naboka-4, 1, 2, Makarenko Sumy State Pedagogical University, Romenska str, 87, Sumy, Ukraine, 3, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Bulvarno-Kudriavska St. 18/2, Kyiv, Ukraine, 4, Donbas State Pedagogical University, Henerala Batyuka St. 19, Sloviansk, Ukraine, 1,, 2,, 3,, 4,, ORCID 1, 0000-0002-9648-2248, 2, 0000-0002-3896-8151, 3, 0000-0002-9785-0612, 4, 0000-0003-4635-0009

Abstract: The article reveals the essence and defining characteristics of visual thinking: visual productivity and activity of putting forward visual hypotheses, constructive activity, strategic-semantic flexibility, and visual originality. The ways of using specialized software for the development of visual thinking are revealed: the organization of visual search through the tasks visualized in the virtual environment, the use of tasks aimed at the developing the ability to put forward visual hypotheses, the use of tasks aimed at identifying visual originality in solving them, the use of cognitive-visual graphics, the use of tasks with incomplete conditions and tasks with redundant data, and the use of inverse tasks. According to the results of the expert assessment, two most effective ways in which to influence the development of visual thinking have been identified: the  organization of visual search through the tasks of visualized in the virtual environment and the use of cognitive-visual graphics. It is established that for the implementation of these ways it is advisable to use specialized software, namely programs of dynamic mathematics, Smart-objects from the package of office programs, tools for creating infographics, and graphic editors. The results of a pedagogical experiment on the development of visual thinking of young people through visualized tasks in a virtual environment and the use of cognitive-visual graphics are presented.

Keywords: visual thinking; specialized software; e-learning; programs of dynamic mathematics.

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