Exploring Student Narratives: Designing a Komiks for Probability Through Students’ Subjective Visual Imageries (73944)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Dennis Lee Jarvis Ybañez

Friday, 24 November 2023 11:45
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

With the recent technological advancements and proliferation of digital experiences, data has become increasingly accessible and complex. The vast amount of data available to everyone demands acquisition of statistical and probabilistic literacy and fluency. This is essential in making informed and evidence-based decisions when faced with uncertainty. However, due to the highly abstract nature of these concepts, particularly probability, students have to solely rely on procedural approaches, making mathematical objects senseless entities. This results in students’ inability to compare, categorize, visualize, and represent mathematical ideas (Davydov, 1990) which inhibits students’ meaning-making processes. Rivera (2010) posited that meaning making is grounded on mental images or visual representations through shared practices of language and symbols. Hence, understanding the types of visual imageries formed by the students and how they use these imageries to give meaning to mathematical objects are important aspects to consider in designing learning materials. The participants of the study were 79 Grade 11 students enrolled in a public school in Metro Manila, Philippines. To capture the different aspects and richness of their experiences, phenomenography was used. Through the principles of design science, this study consisted of three phases: (1) presenting three different visualization objects to the students, two of which are conventional, and one is an alternative; (2) identifying students’ visual imageries; and (3) designing a visual artifact based on the subjective visual imageries of the students. Results show that the designed visual artifact (komiks) allowed students to transform their subjective visual imageries into a more structured visual representation.

Authors:
Dennis Lee Jarvis Ybañez, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines
Catherine Vistro-Yu, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines


About the Presenter(s)
Dr Dennis Lee Jarvis Ybañez is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of the Philippines Open University in Philippines

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00