Visualization in Science Education / Edition 1

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Visualization in Science Education draws on the insights from cognitive psychology, science, and education, by experts from Australia, Israel, Slovenia, the UK, and the USA. It unites these with the practice of science education, particularly the ever-increasing use of computer-managed modelling packages, especially in chemistry. The first section explores the significance and intellectual standing of visualization. The second section shows how the skills of visualization have been developed practically in science education. This is followed by accounts of how the educational value of visualization has been integrated into university courses in physics, genomics, and geology. The fourth section documents experimental work on the classroom assessment of visualization. An endpiece summarises some of the research and development needed if the contribution of this set of universal skills is to be fully exploited at all levels and in all science subjects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402036125
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Models and Modeling in Science Education Series , #1
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     1
The significance of visualization in science education     7
Visualization: A metacognitive skill in science and science education   John K. Gilbert     9
Prolegomenon to scientific visualization   Barbara Tversky     29
Mental Models: Theoretical issues for visualizations in science education   David Rapp     43
A model of molecular visualization   Michael Briggs   George Bodner     61
Leveraging technology and cognitive theory on visualization to promote students' science learning and literacy   Janice D Gobert     73
Developing the skills of visualization     91
Teaching and learning with three-dimensional representations   Mike Stieff   Robert Bateman   David Uttal     93
Modelling students becoming chemists: Developing representational competence   Robert Kozma   Joel Russell     121
Imagery in physics: From physicists' practice to naive students' learning   Galit Botzer   Miriam Reiner     147
Imagery in science learning in students and experts   John Clement   Aletta Zietsman   James Monaghan     169
Integrating visualization intocurricula in the sciences     185
Learning electromagnetism with visualization and active learning   Yehudit Judy Dori   John Belcher     187
Teaching visualizing the science of genomics   Kathy Takayama     217
Models visualization in undergraduate geology courses   Stephen J Reynolds   Julia K Johnson   Michael D Piburn   Debra E Leedy   Joshua A Coyan   Melanie M Busch     253
Assessing the development of visualization skills     267
Evaluating the educational value of molecular structure representations   Vesna Ferk Savec   Margareta Vrtacnik   John K Gilbert     269
Assessing the learning from multi-media packages in chemical education   Joel Russell   Robert Kozma     299
Endpiece: Future research and development on visualization in science education   John K. Gilbert     333
Appendices to Chapter 13     337
About the Authors     345
Index     351
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