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Models and Modeling in Science Education

Towards a Framework for Representational Competence in Science Education

Editors: Daniel, Kristy L. (Ed.)

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  • Serves as an overview of the current state of thinking for the field of representational competence in science education
  • Poses new questions to consider in advancing our field through research
  • Helps bridging thoughts across disciplines
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This book covers the current state of thinking and what it means to have a framework of representational competence and how such theory can be used to shape our understanding of the use of representations in science education, assessment, and instruction. Currently, there is not a consensus in science education regarding representational competence as a unified theoretical framework. There are multiple theories of representational competence in the literature that use differing perspectives on what competence means and entails. Furthermore, dependent largely on the discipline, language discrepancies cause a potential barrier for merging ideas and pushing forward in this area. While a single unified theory may not be a realistic goal, there needs to be strides taken toward working as a unified research community to better investigate and interpret representational competence.  An objective of this book is to initiate thinking about a representational competence theoretical framework across science educators, learning scientists, practitioners and scientists. As such, we have divided the chapters into three major themes to help push our thinking forward: presenting current thinking about representational competence in science education, assessing representational competence within learners, and using our understandings to structure instruction.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Towards a Definition of Representational Competence

    Pages 3-11

    Daniel, Kristy L. (et al.)

  • Representational Fluency: A Means for Students to Develop STEM Literacy

    Pages 13-30

    Moore, Tamara J. (et al.)

  • Similar Information, Different Representations: Designing a Learning Environment for Promoting Transformational Competence

    Pages 31-54

    Eilam, Billie (et al.)

  • Agreeing to Disagree: Students Negotiating Visual Ambiguity Through Scientific Argumentation

    Pages 55-77

    Matuk, Camillia

  • A Learning Performance Perspective on Representational Competence in Elementary Science Education

    Pages 79-100

    Zangori, Laura

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Framework for Representational Competence in Science Education
Editors
  • Kristy L. Daniel
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89945-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89945-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89943-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07900-0
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 277
Number of Illustrations
88 b/w illustrations
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