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RAVIOLO, Andrés. Images and teaching of Chemistry. Contributions of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. Educ. quím [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.2, pp.114-128.  Epub Nov 15, 2019. ISSN 0187-893X.

The role of images in the learning and teaching of Chemistry is discussed in this article. After exposing the main foundations of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, and the 12 principles that emerge from it, its implications for the teaching of chemistry are developed. Multimedia makes reference to presentations or communications that include words and images oriented to promote learning. It presents a classification of images according to their communication functions and a sequence for “reading” an image that includes three levels of interpretation of the information contained in it. The problem of the use of diagrams and schematic drawings for the case of chemistry is also addressed. Finally, it is urged to reformulate the relationship that teachers have with respect to the use of images and systematically integrate word and image into teaching.

Keywords : images; Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning; Teaching of Chemistry.

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