Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Animations in Science Education

Animations in Science Education
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Jonas Ivarsson (Göteborg University, Sweden)and Göran Karlsson (IT University of Göteborg, Sweden)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 15
Source title: Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas Hansson (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-970-0.ch006


View Animations in Science Education on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


The overall aim of this chapter is to explore some of the pedagogical potentials, as well as limitations, of animations displaying complex biochemical processes. As a first part of our larger research project, a learning environment was developed where visualisations by means of 3-D animations depicted some of the processes in the carbon cycle. In the analysis we describe how three groups of students made use of and reasoned about the computer animations. In relation to the aim, three salient themes are discernible in the video material of the students’ reasoning; the risk of focusing the attention on misleading aspects of the animation, the possible occurrence of a form of isolated reasoning, and, the students’ varying understandings of what resources they are expected use when performing a given task.

Related Content

Nithin Kalorth, Vidya Deshpande. © 2024. 7 pages.
Nitesh Behare, Vinayak Chandrakant Shitole, Shubhada Nitesh Behare, Shrikant Ganpatrao Waghulkar, Tabrej Mulla, Suraj Ashok Sonawane. © 2024. 24 pages.
T.S. Sujith. © 2024. 13 pages.
C. Suganya, M. Vijayakumar. © 2024. 11 pages.
B. Harry, Vijayakumar Muthusamy. © 2024. 19 pages.
Munise Hayrun Sağlam, Ibrahim Kirçova. © 2024. 19 pages.
Elif Karakoç Keskin. © 2024. 19 pages.
Body Bottom