Yvonne Behnke

Yvonne Behnke

Doctor of Education
Dr. rer. nat. (Geography Education), Dipl. Des. (Visual Communication)

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Introduction
Yvonne does research in visual design parameters of learning media, didactics, and usability of learning environments (analogue + digital). Their most recent publication is Usability Parameters of Learning-Effective Visuals in Geography Textbooks – Challenges and Opportunities for Geographical Knowledge Construction Through Geography Textbook Visuals – Contextualising Paper – Doctoral Dissertation.

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This paper investigates how textbook design may influence students’ visual attention to graphics, photos and text in current geography textbooks. Eye tracking, a visual method of data collection and analysis, was utilised to precisely monitor students’ eye movements while observing geography textbook spreads. In an exploratory study utilising rando...
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Textbooks largely determine not only what topics and ideas are taught in the classroom but also the way they are presented to students (Stern and Roseman 2004, p. 539). Thus textbooks affect learning and teaching in many different ways. This chapter aims to provide a brief overview of current research approaches on the effects and efficacy of textb...
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This contribution evaluates opportunities and challenges concerning the conception and utilization of visuals in current German geography textbooks from multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives. The designer’s point of view, with insights from visual communications, information design, user experience design, and instructional design, will be dis...
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Textbooks–printed and digital–reflect the knowledge of a society (Bölsterli Bardy 2014) and are designed to enable students to learn effectively, whether it will be knowledge, attitudes, competencies or capabilities (Reints and Wilkens 2014). To enable today’s students to acquire knowledge efficient and effective by means of digital textbooks, text...
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This cumulative doctoral thesis, consisting of three papers and the present contextualizing paper, investigates which paramters of Geography textbook visuals (photos, graphics, maps) affect learners’ visual attention and visual information selection when completing tasks. It aims to identify relevant parameters of learning-effective and motivating...
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The exploratory study analyzed selected chapters dedicated to Europe in Hungarian Geography textbooks for lower secondary education. The focus was on textbooks from the socialist period, the post-socialist period, and the Orbán Period (1982-2017). Thus, the sample includes several milestones in more re- cent European history in which Hungary played...
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Earth Science and Geography teacher preparation has developed to some degree along different lines, despite sharing many of the same issues, especially with regard to challenges in teacher education. The conference “International Perspectives on Geography and Earth Science Teacher Education 2016” wanted to bring together educa- tors from both scien...
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Research on Geography textbooks looks back on a rich history. Over several decades, academic work mainly focused on the representation of specific content elements, such as geographical structures, processes on one or several scales (cp. Bagoly-Simó 2014). This paper subscribes to the tradition and explores the way religion and belief systems are r...
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Das Schulfach Geographie ist traditionell durch eine intensive Nutzung visueller Medien gekennzeichnet (vgl. Haubrich et al., 2006). Mehr noch, diese intensive Mediennutzung wird als ein Alleinstellungsmerkmal des Faches Geographie interpretiert (vgl. Thornes, 2004). Spätestens seit Roses (2003) Intervention betrachtet sich die Geographie auch als...
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“Graphs, charts, cartograms . . . and thematic maps are common tools for handling and communicating quantitative information in contemporary society” (Åberg-Bengtsson and Ottosson 2006, 43). Modern school geography as a discipline that intensely relies on media (Haubrich et al. 2006) exceedingly utilises graphic visualisations to communicate inform...
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Trotz immer größerer Verbreitung elektronischer Anwendungen wie Tablet, Smartphone und Whiteboard nimmt das Schulbuch nach wie vor in Bezug auf die Mediennutzung im Geographieunterricht eine herausragende Stellung ein (Hemmer & Hemmer 2010; Haubrich et al. 2006). Das Geographieschulbuch wird u.a. als Basis- und Leitmedium, Verbundmedium, „heimliche...
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This paper aims at analyzing the strategies publishing houses apply when designing and layouting spreads for geography textbooks to deal with heterogeneity. Using the theoretical framework of inner differentiation, qualitative content analysis served to explore the strategies of three publishing houses. The results show no specific patterns that ca...
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Lernende sind täglich mit unzähligen Bildeindrücken konfrontiert. Sie begegnen Ihnen in Kommunikations-, Informations- und Unterhaltungsmedien, im öffentlichen und privaten Raum und speziell im Lernkontext durch vielfältige digitale und analoge Bildungsmedien. Spätestens seit der Allgegenwärtigkeit von Smartphone und Social Media ist für Schüler un...
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Zusammenfassung Dieser Beitrag behandelt die Frage, welchen Grad an visueller Aufmerksamkeit Lernende den einzelnen gestalterischen Komponenten Foto, Grafik und Text einer Geographieschulbuchseite widmen und wie diese Gestaltungskomponenten der Schulbuchseiten im Hinblick auf deren Effektivität und Effizienz für den eigenen Lernprozess bewerten. I...
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This chapter addresses the question of whether students are capable to assess the visual quality of their textbooks. Data derived from an exploratory random sample that utilized 20 participants (secondary school students 15–17 years of age and university students 19–24 years of age) assessed the visual quality of five double-page spreads of current...
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Zusammenfassung: Die veränderten Rahmenbedingungen des kompetenzorientierten Geographieunterrichts stellen gemeinsam mit den technischen Möglichkeiten digitaler Medienträger wie Tablets und Smartphones das Verbundmedium Schulbuch vor Herausforderungen. Während die ersten iBooks bereits auf dem Markt sind, setzte sich die Geographiedidaktik bislang...
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Im Medienkanon des Geographieunterrichtes nehmen Schulbücher nach wie vor eine zentrale Rolle ein (Bagoly-Simó, 2014, 121). Schulbücher, somit auch Geographieschulbücher, geben das Wissen einer Gesellschaft wieder (Bardy Bölsterli, 2014, 13). Wie anschaulich, ästhetisch und kohärent dieses Wissen visuell durch ein Schulbuchdesign präsentiert wird,...
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One expects electronic geography textbooks to be innovative, offering application possibilities that exceed the usual tasks in printed textbooks. The objective of this contribution is to determine how well current electronic geography textbooks fulfill these demands and expectations. Investigated are both the electronic textbook potential to suppor...
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„The problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of the image“ postuliert Felten ( 2008, S.60) und argumentiert, dass Bilder in unserer heutigen Gesellschaft zu einem zentralen Element der Kommunikation und Bedeutungsgebung geworden sind. In einem medienintensiven Fach wie der Geographie ist dieser Fokus auf Abbildungen auch in den Schulbüch...
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The capacity for spatial orientation and associated faculties are closely related to visual competencies. Consequently, the practice and acquisition of visual competencies are vital prerequisites to successful learning and teaching of geography. Today, geography can be understood as a visual discipline and as such may develop strong links to visual...
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Die Geographie als Disziplin mit starkem Fokus auf visuelle Aspekte bietet vielfältige Schnittstellen zur Visuellen Kommunikation. Das dekodieren, analysieren und interpretieren von Abbildungen ist heute ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Geographie und des Geographieunterrichts. Thornes hat dies wie folgt beschrieben: „Visual literacy is an important n...

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