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But does it work? Effectiveness of scientific visualisations in high school chemistry and physics instruction.

Geelan, David & Mukherjee, Michelle (2011) But does it work? Effectiveness of scientific visualisations in high school chemistry and physics instruction. In Bastiaens, Theo & Ebner, Martin (Eds.) Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011. Chesapeake, VA: AACE., AACE, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 2706-2715.

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Abstract

Scientific visualisations such as computer-based animations and simulations are increasingly a feature of high school science instruction. Visualisations are adopted enthusiastically by teachers and embraced by students, and there is good evidence that they are popular and well received. There is limited evidence, however, of how effective they are in enabling students to learn key scientific concepts. This paper reports the results of a quantitative study conducted in Australian physics and chemistry classrooms. In general there was no statistically significant difference between teaching with and without visualisations, however there were intriguing differences around student sex and academic ability.

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ID Code: 46616
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: visualisation, chemistry, physics, simulation, animation, conceptual development
ISBN: 1-880094-35-X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2011 10:12
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 19:38

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