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ERIC Number: EJ826729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Effects of a Two-Year Molecular Visualization Experience on Teachers' Attitudes, Content Knowledge, and Spatial Ability
Williamson, Vickie M.; Jose, Thomas J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n5 p718-723 May 2008
This study measures changes in teachers' attitudes, content knowledge, and spatial ability following a two-year visualization workshop experience. The workshop involved intensive, half-day sessions over three weeks for two consecutive summers, in which the participants worked with three-dimensional models and computer-generated images. No changes were observed in content knowledge and only a few significant changes in attitude were found. However, this study did find that throughout the workshop teachers' spatial abilities significantly increased with use and decreased with lack of use. (Contains 1 list, 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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