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Graphical displays in physics education - NUFY123
Title in English: Grafy ve výuce fyziky
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics Education (32-KDF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2013
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 1
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/1 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Martina Kekule, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: T_KDF (03.05.2013)
The seminary is focused on graphical displays in physics education. It aims to present both theory concerning the topic (e.g. students’ misconceptions when graphing) and pedagogical approaches appropriate for teaching praxis. Illustrations are mostly from kinematics.
Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Martina Kekule, Ph.D. (11.10.2017)

Zápočet je udělen na základě aktivní účasti v alespoň 75 % výuky a uspokojujícím vypracování zápočtových prací. Pokud je účast studenta nižší, může vyučující povolit nahrazení účasti vypracováním seminární práce.

Literature -
Last update: T_KDF (03.05.2013)

Shah, P., Hoeffner, J.: Review of Graph Comprehension Research: Implication for Instruction.

Educational Psychology Review 14(1), str. 47-69, 2002

Tufte E. R. (2002): The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press, USA

Kosslyn, S. M.: Understanding Charts and Graphs. Applied Cognitive Psychology 3(3), str. 185-226,


Leindhart G., Zaslavsky O., Stein M. K. (1990): Functions, Graphs, and Graphing: Tasks, Learning, and

Teaching. Review of Educational Research, Vol. 60, č. 1, str. 1-64

Beichner R. (1994): Testing student interpretation of kinematics graphs. AM. J. Phys. 62, 750-762

Goldsworthy A., Watson R., Wood-Robinson V. (1999): Getting to grips with graphs. The Association

for Science Education, Hatfield

Roth W.M., McGinn M. K. (1997): Graphing: Cognitive ability or practice? Science Education, January,

str. 91-106

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KDF (03.05.2013)

1. Graphical display of information in physics education: perceiving of information, attention,

graphical (visual) literacy, recommendations for displaying.

2. Displaying of motion and typical students’ misconceptions.

3. Data logging and graphs.

4. Scales and zooming.

5. Discussion: Graphing: cognitive ability or practice?

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