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Models and Modeling in Science Education

Multiple Representations in Physics Education

Editors: Treagust, David F., Duit, Reinders, Fischer, Hans E. (Eds.)

  • Brings together in one book: research on multiple representations in physics education from physicists, physics educators, psychologists and teacher students in this discipline
  • The research results and resulting rules for constructing and using multiple representations are applied to physics in general and especially physics teaching
  • An international overview of research using multiple representations in physics education
  • The examples are useful for teaching physics education at universities and for teachers in their physics classroom
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About this book

This volume is important because despite various external representations, such as analogies, metaphors, and visualizations being commonly used by physics teachers, educators and researchers, the notion of using the pedagogical functions of multiple representations to support teaching and learning is still a gap in physics education. The research presented in the three sections of the book is introduced by descriptions of various psychological theories that are applied in different ways for designing physics teaching and learning in classroom settings. The following chapters of the book illustrate teaching and learning with respect to applying specific physics multiple representations in different levels of the education system and in different physics topics using analogies and models, different modes, and in reasoning and representational competence. When multiple representations are used in physics for teaching, the expectation is that they should be successful. To ensure this is the case, the implementation of representations should consider design principles for using multiple representations. Investigations regarding their effect on classroom communication as well as on the learning results in all levels of schooling and for different topics of physics are reported. The book is intended for physics educators and their students at universities and for physics teachers in schools to apply multiple representations in physics in a productive way.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Multiple Representations in Physics and Science Education – Why Should We Use Them?

    Opfermann, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Teaching and Learning Representations in Upper Secondary Physics

    Kind, Per Morten (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Integrating Computational Artifacts into the Multi-representational Toolkit of Physics Education

    Gravel, Brian E. (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • Evaluating Multiple Analogical Representations from Students’ Perceptions

    Lin, Jing-Wen (et al.)

    Pages 71-91

  • Social Semiotics in University Physics Education

    Airey, John (et al.)

    Pages 95-122

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58914-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58912-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Representations in Physics Education
Editors
  • David F. Treagust
  • Reinders Duit
  • Hans E. Fischer
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58914-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58914-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58912-1
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations
Topics