Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education


ISBN: 978-1-4020-5266-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-5267-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-2

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-24

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

  3. The Nature and Development of Visualization: A Review of what is Known

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-27

    2. Chapter

      Pages 29-52

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 53-72

      Comprehending and Learning from ‘Visualizations’: A Developmental Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 73-84

      Seeing Through Touch: The Role of Haptic Information in Visualization

  4. The Design of Units and Courses Focused on Visualization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-87

    2. Chapter

      Pages 89-102

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 103-131

      Visualizing the Molecular World – Design, Evaluation, and Use of Animations

    4. Chapter

      Pages 133-153

      Engineering Instructional Metaphors Within Virtual Environments to Enhance Visualization

    5. Chapter

      Pages 155-185

      Teaching Chemistry with and Without External Representations in Professional Environments with Limited Resources

  5. Learning with External Representations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-189

    2. Chapter

      Pages 191-208

      The Educational Value of Multiple-representations when Learning Complex Scientific Concepts

    3. Chapter

      Pages 209-231

      Learning Chemistry Using Multiple External Representations

    4. Chapter

      Pages 233-282

      Representational Resources for Constructing Shared Understandings in the High School Chemistry Classroom

    5. Chapter

      Pages 283-294

      Visualization Without Vision: Students with Visual

    6. Chapter

      Pages 295-309

      When an Image Turns into Knowledge: The Role of Visualization in Thought Experimentation

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 311-325