Critical Graphicacy: Understanding Visual Representation Practices in School Science

Critical Graphicacy: Understanding Visual Representation Practices in School Science

Paperback(2005)

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Overview

This book explores reading and interpretation practices related to visual materials - here referred to as inscriptions - that accompany texts. Guiding questions include: ‘What practices are required for reading inscriptions?’ and ‘Do textbooks allow students to develop graphicacy skill required to critically read scientific texts?’ The book reveals what it takes to interpret, read, and understand visual materials, and what it takes to engage inscriptions in a critical way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402057113
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Series: Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education , #26
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction.
1 Toward a critical graphicacy.
2 The work of reading graphs.
3 Graphicacy and context.
4 Photographs in biology texts.
5 Graphicacy in lectures.
6 Interpretive graphicacy in practice.
7 The work of reading layered inscriptions.
8 Semiotics of chemical inscriptions.
9 Reading layered dynamic inscription.
Epilogue: Steps toward a critical graphicacy.
Notes. References. Index. About the authors.

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