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Article for school science teachers

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how the three “thinking-level” model (Johnstone, 1982) acted as the seed for the VisChem project to assist students to construct useful mental models at the molecular level research on the effectiveness of the VisChem animations, and the need to embed them within a ‘learning design’ the audiovisual information-processing model, based on work by Johnstone, Mayer, Paivio, and Sweller, that informs the development of the learning design an application of the design to develop a student’s molecular-level mental model for ions in aqueous ionic solutions The citation for the paper is:
Tasker, R., & Dalton, R. (2006). Research into Practice: Visualisation of the Molecular World Using Animations. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 7(2), 141 – 159.

Refereed journal paper

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This paper describes: 

how the three “thinking-level” model (Johnstone, 1982) acted as the seed for the VisChem project to assist students to construct useful mental models at the molecular level research on the effectiveness of the VisChem animations, and the need to embed them within a ‘learning design’ the audiovisual information-processing model, based on work by Johnstone, Mayer, Paivio, and Sweller, that informs the development of the learning design an application of the design to develop a student’s molecular-level mental model for ions in aqueous ionic solutions The citation for the paper is:
Tasker, R., & Dalton, R. (2006). Research into Practice: Visualisation of the Molecular World Using Animations. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 7(2), 141 – 159.