Melody Albright BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2015

Peripheral Learning in Elementary Science Education

Providing teachers with classroom materials that supplement their existing science curriculums could have a significant impact on students’ academic performance in science subjects. Using well designed and strategically placed infographics, that contain information and concepts related to science topics that students are already studying, can help students grasp the subject matter in a more comprehensive way. These sorts of materials would not require teachers to have extensive knowledge of the subject matter for their students to learn from them, and they could potentially even help teachers become more educated in, and therefore more comfortable teaching, these science topics, as they learn from them in similar ways as their students.

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Spring 2015