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International Journal of Science Education
written by Italo Testa, Gabriella Monroy, and Elena Sassi
Graphs of real-time experiments are useful tools in science education; their intrinsic features allow innovative didactic approaches. The use of such images is spreading and is likely to become common classroom practice. This paper describes a study in which secondary school students were called upon to read and interpret documents containing images of real-time kinematics graphs specially designed to address common learning problems and to minimize iconic difficulties. Both novice students and those with a little experience of real-time experiments were involved. The overall didactic intentions of the presented documents were fulfilled. Some reading difficulties related to specific features were detected and are discussed. Suggestions are made regarding the acquisition of some specific capabilities that are needed to avoid misinterpreting these images and are of transversal value across several contexts. Finally, some implications for teacher training and class activities are discussed.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 24, Issue 3, Pages 235-256
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DOI:
10.1080/09500690110078897
Keywords:
Graphs, Kinematics, Science Education, Secondary Education, Visualization
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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I. Testa, G. Monroy, and E. Sassi, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 24 (3), 235 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690110078897).
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I. Testa, G. Monroy, and E. Sassi, Students' reading images in kinematics: The case of real-time graphs, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 24 (3), 235 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690110078897>.
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Testa, I., Monroy, G., & Sassi, E. (2002, March 1). Students' reading images in kinematics: The case of real-time graphs. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 24(3), 235-256. Retrieved November 16, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690110078897
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Testa, I, G. Monroy, and E. Sassi. "Students' reading images in kinematics: The case of real-time graphs." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 24, no. 3, (March 1, 2002): 235-256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690110078897 (accessed 16 November 2019).
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Testa, Italo, Gabriella Monroy, and Elena Sassi. "Students' reading images in kinematics: The case of real-time graphs." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 24.3 (2002): 235-256. 16 Nov. 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690110078897>.
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