ERIC Number: EJ1106303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Figure Analysis: An Implementation Dialogue
Wiles, Amy M.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v44 n4 p345-348 Jul-Aug 2016
Figure analysis is a novel active learning teaching technique that reinforces visual literacy. Small groups of students discuss diagrams in class in order to learn content. The instructor then gives a brief introduction and later summarizes the content of the figure. This teaching technique can be used in place of lecture as a mechanism to deliver information to students. Here, a "how to" guide is presented in the form of an in-class dialogue, displaying the difficulties in visual interpretation that some students may experience while figure analysis is being implemented in an upper-level, cell biology course. Additionally, the dialogue serves as a guide for instructors who may implement the active learning technique as they consider how to respond to students' concerns in class.
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Cytology
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