By utilizing drawing in a similiar way I have attempted to create an introduction to the drawing process that uses John Berger's description of 3 modes of drawing – those which study and question the visible, those which put down and communicate ideas, and those done from memory.
The result is a series of tasks intending to address a students focus on the finished image and to re-direct attention to drawing as a methodology . . . each mark you make on the paper is a stepping-stone from which you proceed to the next, until you have crossed your subject as though it were a river.