Pre-service teachers' perceptions and preferences about visualization


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2227-2232 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.313
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2227-2232
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the preferences of teacher candidates studying at Elementary Science Education Program related to texts diagrams and their perception about visualization in their comprehension of the human body systems. The study was conducted with third year teacher candidates in the fall semester in 2009-2010 academic year and within the context "Human Anatomy and Physiology" course. The research results revealed that teacher candidates prefer the form of written expression to drawing and that their prior knowledge is important in visualization. The teacher candidates involved in the research stated they had difficulty in visualizing the topics about which they did not have sufficient prior knowledge. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.