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ERIC Number: EJ1053322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Visualization in Research and Science Teachers' Professional Development
Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Yao, Bao-Jun
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v15 n2 Article 2 Dec 2014
Based on the importance and widely use of visualization in science, this article has a three-fold aim related to the terms of visualization, representation and model that in recent years have been introduced to the field of science education without clear differentiation. Firstly, the three terms are discussed with examples to provide a common ground for the following discussion. Secondly, the roles of visualization in science education are delineated to inform teachers how visualization can be used to enhance their teaching and students' learning in science. Thirdly, based on visualization research in science education, there are a number of aspects that we need to consider while embedding the proposed visualization into the development of teachers' professional knowledge. We hope to contribute to pre- and in-service science teachers' professional development linked to the use of visualization in science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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