February 23, 2021
Expertise in chemistry involves synthesizing and applying information across multiple representation levels, including verbal, pictorial, graphical, and mathematical. Eye tracking can help researchers understand how experts and students alike direct their attention to appropriate representations in order to build a better understanding of chemistry and solve problems. In this presentation, Dr. Jessica VandenPlas highlights the role that eye tracking can play in chemistry education research.
Associate professor of chemistry, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Jessica VandenPlas is an associate professor of chemistry at Grand Valley State University, with a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the Catholic University of America. Her research is focused in the area of chemistry education, and is currently centered on using eye tracking techniques to examine student problem solving and representational competence in chemistry, as well as the use of technology in the classroom.
Dr. Jessica VandenPlas explores how eye tracking research is helping to provide a better understanding of how students learn chemistry concepts and improve methods of education.Learn more
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