Moving from Visualization for Teaching to Visualization for Learning

Workshop Paper: CSERC Visualization Workshop, September, 2012

Good teachers choose from a rich set of visualizations to clearly communicate ideas and concepts to students. Good educational visualizations are designed in a way that supports the teaching process: they help to tell a story that leads to understanding.

In this paper, we argue that teachers should not produce such visualizations. Instead, they should ask their students to do that. We argue that creating a concise visualization is an excellent opportunity to gain a profound understanding of a concept or skill. Visualizing implies learning! Thus, we advocate the development of pedagogical methods and tools that enable students to learn by producing visualizations.

@misc{Hauswirth12, author={Matthias Hauswirth}, title={Moving from Visualization for Teaching to Visualization for Learning}, booktitle={Workshop on Visualization in University Level Computer Science Education @ CSERC'12}, month={September}, year={2012}, location={Wroclav, Poland}, }