Models and Modeling in Science Education

Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education

Editors: Gilbert, John K., Reiner, Miriam, Nakhleh, Mary (Eds.)

  • Coverage of cognitive theory and implications for curriculum design
  • Details the implications for classroom and laboratory learning and teaching
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External representations (pictures, diagrams, graphs, concrete models) have always been valuable tools for the science teacher. The formation of personal, internal, representations – visualizations – from them plays a key role in all learning, especially in that of science. The use of personal computers and sophisticated software has expanded into the areas of simulation, virtual reality, and animation, and students now engage in the creation of models, a key aspect of scientific methodology. Several academic disciplines underlie these developments, yet act independently of each other, to the detriment of an attainment of what is possible. This book brings together the insights of practicing scientists, science education researchers, computer specialists, and cognitive scientists, to produce a coherent overview. It links presentations about the cognitive theory of representation and visualization, its implications for science curriculum design, and for learning and teaching in classrooms and laboratories.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Visualization: An Emergent Field of Practice and Enquiry in Science Education

    Gilbert, John K.

    Pages 3-24

  • The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Learning: Internal Representations and External Visualizations

    Rapp, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Comprehending and Learning from ‘Visualizations’: A Developmental Perspective

    Uttal, David H. (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • Seeing Through Touch: The Role of Haptic Information in Visualization

    Reiner, Miriam

    Pages 73-84

  • Using External Visualizations to Extend and Integrate Learning in Mobile and Classroom Settings

    Rogers, Yvonne

    Pages 89-102

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eBook $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7326-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education
Editors
  • John K. Gilbert
  • Miriam Reiner
  • Mary Nakhleh
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5267-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5267-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5266-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7326-6
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 325
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