ERIC Number: EJ931650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
What are Visual Data and What Utility Do They Have in Science Education?
Finson, Kevin; Pederson, Jon
Journal of Visual Literacy, v30 n1 p66-85 2011
Visual data differs from visual information since it must be recorded, analyzed, and manipulated in some manner, whereas visual information is primarily sensory input. Our environment is constantly infused with visual inputs, and it is sometimes difficult to make sense of them or to determine how best to deal with them for instructional purposes and capitalize on their power as visual data. This article briefly examines how visual data can be used in a variety of disciplines including art, language arts/reading, mathematics, social studies, and science. The utility and use of visual data in science education is a particular focus of the paper, along with discussion about its relevance in today's educational environment.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Science Education, Heritage Education, Data Collection, Visual Stimuli, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Data Analysis, Brain
International Visual Literacy Association. 250 McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ohio.edu/visualliteracy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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