Visualization in Teacher Education: Storytelling with Data
Wednesday, March 20 10:15-10:45 AM
The session will explore three key topics in order to understand the educational experiences of the teacher candidate: the wide range of meanings participants associate with media education and instructional design; the impact of multimedia production activities on participants’ understanding of new media and student engagement; and the ways in which the participants integrate visual imagery and data in their projects and presentations. Participants invited to the dialog: 1) Data-driven instruction: How to visualize and tell a story with data. 2) Myths and Misconceptions in Education: Deconstructing the visuals in textbooks. Visual imagery and instructional design in multimedia presentations in several academic disciplines and to promote the importance of using authoring tools to develop expertise in media literacy skills, instructional design strategies, and multicultural perspectives. Semiotics, the study of signs, will be used as the framework for the content analysis of the participants' pre- and post- reflections. We explore how a critical approach to the study of visual imagery combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes educational equity; and prepares new generation to be socially responsible members of a multicultural, democratic society.