Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education

Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education

Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Release Date: May, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 431
ISBN13: 9781522504801|ISBN10: 152250480X|EISBN13: 9781522504818|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0480-1


Effective communication within learning environments is a pivotal aspect to students’ success. By enhancing abstract concepts with visual media, students can achieve a higher level of retention and better understand the presented information.

Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of visual images, aids, and graphics in classroom settings and focuses on how these methods stimulate critical thinking in students. Highlighting concepts relating to cognition, communication, and computing, this book is ideally designed for researchers, instructors, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Learning Project Design
  • Multimodal Learning
  • Split Brain Human Computer Interface
  • Stereo Vision
  • Use of Collages
  • Video Tutorials

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume collects 13 articles by science professionals, digital artists, and other researchers from the US, Europe, and China, who discuss knowledge visualization and visual literacy in science education. Sections address key ideas in cognitive and visual thinking in relation to teaching and learning science, perception and cognition and the design of a split-brain user interface, visualization, and the fourth dimension; knowledge visualization in biology, math, digital media, and music; methods for teaching computing and programming skills using video tutorials and metaphoric visualization; and theoretical and practical materials for teaching and learning science.

– ProtoView Reviews

This is a provocative book in every sense of the adjective. Authors based across the world consider how art has informed, is informing, and will inform science education. The authors’ assessments are built on approaches ranging from stream of consciousness to conventional mathematical formulae.

– Diane M. Calabrese, American Books Annual

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anna Ursyn, PhD, is a professor and Computer Graphics, Area Head at the School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado, USA. She combines programming with software and printmaking media, to unify computer generated and painted images, and mixed-media sculptures. Ursyn had over 30 single juried and invitational art shows, participated in over 100 juried and invitational fine art exhibitions, and published articles and artwork in books and journals. Research and pedagogy interests include integrated instruction in art, science, and computer art graphics. Since 1987, she serves as a Liaison, Organizing and Program Committee member of International IEEE Conferences on Information Visualization (iV) London, UK, and Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization Conferences (CGIV). From 1997 she serves as Chair of the Symposium and Digital Art Gallery D-ART iV. This is Anna’s fifth book published with the IGI-Global. Website.