Different understanding: science through the eyes of visual thinkers

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The objective of this emergent study was to follow the cognitive and creative processes demonstrated by five art student participants as they integrated a developing knowledge of big science, as practiced at the Department of Energy`s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, into a personal and idiosyncratic visual, graphical, or multimedia product. The non-scientist participants involved in this process attended design classes sponsored by the Laboratory at the Art Center College of Design in California. The learning experience itself, and how the students arrived at their product, were the focus of the class and the research. The study was emergent in that ... continued below

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Sesko, S.C. & Marchant, M. September 11, 1997.

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The objective of this emergent study was to follow the cognitive and creative processes demonstrated by five art student participants as they integrated a developing knowledge of big science, as practiced at the Department of Energy`s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, into a personal and idiosyncratic visual, graphical, or multimedia product. The non-scientist participants involved in this process attended design classes sponsored by the Laboratory at the Art Center College of Design in California. The learning experience itself, and how the students arrived at their product, were the focus of the class and the research. The study was emergent in that we found no applicable literature on the use of art to portray a cognitive understanding of science. This lack of literature led us to the foundation literature on creativity and to the corpus of literature on public understanding of science. We believe that this study contributes to the literature on science education, art education, cognitive change, and public understanding of science. 20 refs., 11 figs.

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  • Annual conference of the American Institute for Graphic Arts, New Orleans, LA (United States), 13-16 Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98052267
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--128489
  • Report No.: CONF-9711118--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 641314
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694856

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Sesko, S.C. & Marchant, M. Different understanding: science through the eyes of visual thinkers, article, September 11, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694856/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.