Visualization in Basic Science and Engineering Education: Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue

2018 European Journal of Contemporary Education  
Dear Colleagues, It is well known that the main aim of visualization is to make invisible things visible. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of mankind. Historical examples of this concept include cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Greek geometry, antique mosaics and Leonardo da Vinci's revolutionary approaches to technical drawing, for engineering and scientific purposes. The invention of computer
more » ... ion of computer graphics played the most important role in the development of scientific visualization and, as a result, influenced all levels of modern education. Educational visualization entails using a simulation, in order to create an image of a model or a process, so that it can be easily taught and explained. This is very useful when teaching a topic that is difficult to provide visual reference to, such as atomic structure, distribution or variation of temperatures in the human body, Gaussian curvature of a surface (Fig. 1) , zebra stripes on a composite surface (Fig. 2 ) and many other scientific and engineering-related problems. Educational visualization rapidly enriches the field of educational technology, which consists of both theory and ethical practice in the educational process, across different sectors.
doi:10.13187/ejced.2018.1.4 fatcat:v3kk7j2sfne2nbkoacdbzfhqfe