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ERIC Number: EJ1116294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-3
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Connecting Visuals to Written Text and Written Text to Visuals in Science?
Childers, Pamela B.; Lowry, Michael J.
Across the Disciplines, v3 spec iss Dec 2005
This article describes how an interdisciplinary science class uses visuals in ways that can be adapted across disciplines and academic levels. The key to the use of visuals is that they are integral to the learning of the students, whether we begin with visuals to improve writing and thinking or use written texts as the basis for visual interpretation. The article is based on our research and teaching of "Oceans: Past and Present" as a core senior course at The McCallie School. Through specific projects and learning activities we argue that visuals, "seeing," and revisioning all become tools to advance understanding, to improve writing and learning, and to promote synthesis and evaluation of written texts. Through collaboration, connections between visuals and music, or visuals and metaphorical language to reinforce concepts, we learn right along with our students, a risky but rewarding experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Chattanooga)
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