Models and Modeling in Science Education

Visualization in Science Education

Editors: Gilbert, John K. (Ed.)

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Visualization, meaning both the perception of an object that is seen or touched and the mental imagery that is the product of that perception, is believed to be a major strategy in all thought. It is particularly important in science, which seeks causal explanations for phenomena in the world-as-experienced. Visualization must therefore play a major role in science education. This book addresses key issues concerning visualization in the teaching and learning of science at any level in educational systems.

‘Visualization in Science Education’ draws on the insights from cognitive psychology, science, and education, by experts from Australia, Israel, Slovenia, UK, and 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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Visualization: A Metacognitive Skill in Science and Science Education

    John K Gilbert

    Pages 9-27

  • Prolegomenon to Scientific Visualizations

    Barbara Tversky

    Pages 29-42

  • Mental Models: Theoretical Issues for Visualizations in Science Education

    David N Rapp

    Pages 43-60

  • A Model of Molecular Visualization

    Michael Briggs, Geogre Bodner

    Pages 61-72

  • Teaching and Learning with Three-dimensional Representations

    Mike Stieff, Robert C Bateman Jr., David H Uttal

    Pages 93-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualization in Science Education
Editors
  • John K. Gilbert
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3613-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3613-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3612-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5882-0
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 346
Topics