Multiple Representations in Biological Education by David F. Treagust, Chi-Yan Tsui

By David F. Treagust, Chi-Yan Tsui

This new book within the versions and Modeling in technology schooling sequence synthesizes a wealth of foreign examine on utilizing a number of representations in biology schooling and goals for a coherent framework in utilizing them to enhance higher-order studying. Addressing a huge hole within the literature, the quantity proposes a theoretical version for advancing biology educators’ notions of ways a number of exterior representations (MERs) equivalent to analogies, metaphors and visualizations can most sensible be harnessed for making improvements to instructing and studying in biology in any respect pedagogical levels.

The content material tackles the conceptual and linguistic problems of studying biology at every one level—macro, micro, sub-micro, and symbolic, illustrating how MERs can be utilized in educating throughout those degrees and in a variety of mixtures, in addition to in differing contexts and subject components. The concepts defined may help scholars’ reasoning and problem-solving abilities, improve their skill to build psychological versions and inner representations, and, finally, will help in expanding public figuring out of biology-related concerns, a key target in today’s international of urgent issues over societal difficulties approximately meals, setting, strength, and well-being. The publication concludes by means of highlighting vital facets of study in organic schooling within the post-genomic, details age.

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