Images of ‘cell division’ on the internet
PublisherDepartment of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus
Place of publicationCY - Λευκωσία
SourceCBLIS Conference Proceedings 2003 Volume I: New Technologies and their applications in education
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The use of images in teaching biology is considered to be of great importance for the comprehension of concepts by secondary school students. Important questions for the didactics of biology, which might be of interest to answer, are concerned with the way images, used in biology classrooms, are selected and designed (whether any criteria have been taken into account referring to difficulties or students’ aesthetic preferences), and the way students deal with them. An enormous number of sites, including a large number of images, are available to students and teachers for dealing with subjects, which are provided by the secondary school biology curriculum. This paper presents a research, which is focused on the subject of cell division and it investigates the sort of relevant images that are to be found in sites on the WEB. Moreover, it studies the reactions of students, in the last year of Lower secondary school, vis-à-vis the particular example of images.