The Co-deployment of Visual Representations and Written Language as Resources for Meaning Making in Greek Primary School Science Textbooks

By Vasilis Koulaidis and Kostas Dimopoulos.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Examines how certain meanings related to the nature of school science are produced by the visual and the linguistic mode interact in school science textbooks.

Keywords: Visual Mode, Linguistic Mode, School Science Textbooks, Recontextualization

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp.243-254. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.217MB).

Prof. Vasilis Koulaidis

Professor Vasilis Koulaidis is currently deputy president of the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the University of Peloponnese. He is also co-ordinator of the Science Education module of the Hellenic Open University and a member of the group of experts of the Commission of the European Union responsible for the development of indicators for the public understanding of science and technology. He has written extensively on the relationship between epistemology and understanding of science and technology, as well as on the analysis of technoscientific material for non-expert audiences (students and general public).

Dr. Kostas Dimopoulos

Dr Kostas Dimopoulos teaches Analysis of Educational Material in the Dept. of Social and Educational Policy (University of Peloponnese) and in the Hellenic Open University. His current research interests concern the image of science and technology presented by the mass media, as well as developing science communication materials for non-experts (students and the general public). He has written a considerable number of articles, conference papers, and recently a book on these issues.

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