Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Representations in Science

27 August 2014

Representations in science: insights from an examination of their impact on student learning and understanding.

Join us on August 27 for a CoCo seminar by Dr Louise Sutherland titled “Representations in Science: insights from an examination of their impact on student learning and understanding.”

Visual representations such as graphs, tables, photographs, diagrams, models and equations are intrinsic to and integral part of scientific practices. These types of representation are also an inherent part of how science is taught at schools and universities. There is a growing body of research examining the role and effectiveness of the use of representations on students’ learning and understanding.

This seminar will summarise some of major features of this research and identify issues associated with using representations to support students understanding of relevant concepts. It will discuss possible directions for future research.

This seminar will be available live online at http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/seminar-room2/

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm
  • Where:

    Education Building (A35)

    Room 230


  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: 9351 2612

    coco@sydney.edu.au


  • More info: Arrive 10.45am for refreshments.
  • Speaker:

    Dr Louise Sutherland is an experienced science teacher and teacher educator. She currently co-ordinates science education within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Louise’s research focus has been on supporting the development of teachers’ professional content knowledge (PCK). In particular she is to looking at supporting the development of teacher’s understanding of inquiry based science education.



Representations in Science

Where

Education Building (A35)

Room 230

When

27 August 2014


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