Visual learning: how much do we learn from what we see?

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


AAPT Summer Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT)

Presentation Slides: 

Classroom demonstrations and textbook illustrations are often considered to be key tools in improving student understanding of physical concepts. Vizualization alone, however, does not necessarily improve student understanding and can even create additional misconceptions. Active engagement of the students is essential to avoid the creation of a “wrong picture”.