Join us on August 27 when Louise Sutherland presents “Representations in Science: insights using epistemic forms”.
Visual and graphical representations such as graphs, tables, photographs, diagrams, models and equations are intrinsic and integral part of scientific practices. These types of representation are also an inherent part of how science is taught at schools and universities. As such, there is a growing body of research examining the role and effectiveness of the use of representations on students’ learning. Using the conceptual framework of epistemic forms this seminar will suggest a way of categorising existing research. It will discuss how this categorisation can be used to enhance our understanding of the role of representations in science teaching and will offer possible directions for future research.
- When: 11.00am - 12.30pm (come along at 10.45am for a coffee and chat)
- Where: Education Building (A35), Room 230