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Visualization in Science Education

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  • © 2005


  • Broad intellectual basis: science, science education, psychology, philosophy
  • Theory and practice closely integrated
  • Authors who are active at the frontiers of the field
  • Authors from 5 countries
  • First book specifically on visualization in science education

Part of the book series: Models and Modeling in Science Education (MMSE, volume 1)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. The Significance of Visualization in Science Education

  2. Developing the Skills of Visualization

  3. Integrating Visualization Into Curricula in the Sciences

  4. Assessing the Development of Visualization Skills


About this book

“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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • The University of Reading, UK

    John K. Gilbert

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Visualization in Science Education

  • Editors: John K. Gilbert

  • Series Title: Models and Modeling in Science Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-3612-5Published: 05 July 2005

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-5882-0Published: 31 March 2007

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4020-3613-2Published: 30 March 2006

  • Series ISSN: 1871-2983

  • Series E-ISSN: 2213-2260

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIX, 346

  • Topics: Science Education

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