Smashin scope

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The smashin scope is a visualization technique used with the purpose to create engaging associations in the mind of the learner. This method was devised by British learning entrepreneur Tony Buzan and his colleague Vanda North.

Smashin is an acronym that represents twelve principles:

  • Synaesthesia/senses: Refers to the use of smell, touch, taste, and sound. It consists in assigning a sense/sensation to a static image to exercise the mind.
  • Movement: The purpose is to make a static visual image dynamic. In any mnemonic image, movement enhances the possibility for the brain to remember. As a subdivision of movement, the use of rhythms in the memory images improves the results. If a student wants to remember the 'whiteboard', they can imagine it growing legs and running away from the classroom.
  • Association
  • Sexuality/self
  • Humour
  • Imagination
  • Numbers
  • Symbolism
  • Colour
  • Order
  • Positive images
  • Exaggeration