METAVISUALIZATION: AN IMPORTANT SKILL IN THE LEARNING CHEMISTRY

TitleMETAVISUALIZATION: AN IMPORTANT SKILL IN THE LEARNING CHEMISTRY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLocatelli, S, Ferreira, C, Arroio, A
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume24
Start Page75-83
Date PublishedOctober/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 922890
Keywordschemistry instruction, metacognition, metavisualization
Abstract

This paper is a theoretical discussion about three important concepts related with chemistry learning. The terms visualization, metacognition and metavisualization were reviewed in the literature, in regard to aspects of definition and importance as constructors of knowledge in science education, especially in chemistry. There is a stead growing body of research that recognizes the importance of being metacognitive in the learning process. Also, given the frequent use of visualization in chemistry instruction we began to encounter studies that suggest that metacognition in respect with visualization exits and it’s referred to as “metavisualization”. Particularly, this term has been perceived as a metavisual skill, where the student will monitor and regulate specifically their internal representations, helping him to build concepts in science. Many definitions have been found about these terms, however there seems to be a uniformity to consider its importance in the learning process of students, which allows us to conclude that there is still a great demand for research in this area to clarify many aspects regarding these cognitive and metacognitive processes.

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