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Abstract Title: Learning with pictures, figures, graphs and text
Abstract: Pictures, figures, charts, symbols or graphs present information in many different ways. However, there are also specific suitable working methods for using them and for activating effective mental processing of information. Otherwise they will not contribute to multiple knowledge representations.

The use of pictorial task exercises was tested in a quasi-experimental study. 177 students (9th graders) participated in the study. The influence of working with different representations on knowledge acquisition and on knowledge transfer was examined. Knowledge acquisition, knowledge transfer, cognitive activities, and motivation were measured in the three groups that worked with: (a) written task exercises, (b) pictorial exercises and (c) mixed exercises.

This study was realized in a broader context of context oriented leaning with modern sensors, also to overcome inert knowledge. This context, the study, statistics and the findings will be discussed.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Targeted Session: Instructional Goals and Research Methods in the International PER community: A GIREP Symposium

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Raimund Girwidz
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
and Co-Presenter(s)
Bianca Watzka, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany