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Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (JKCS)

ISSN 1017-2548(Print)
ISSN 2234-8530(Online)
Volume 55, Number 5
JKCSEZ 55(5)
October 20, 2011 

The Characteristics of Imagery Thinking in the Processes of Science-Gifted Students' Generating Analogy

과학영재의 비유 만들기 과정에서 나타난 심상적 사고의 특성
Chanho Yang, Won Park, Youjung Kim, Gilsoon Choi, Taehee Noh*

양찬호, 박 원, 김유정, 최길순, 노태희*
Generating analogy, Imagery thinking, Information-processing of imagery, Science-gifted student
In this study, we analyzed the characteristics of imagery thinking in the processes of generating analogy of seventh grade science-gifted students in terms of the information-processing of imagery. The analyses of the results revealed that science-gifted students' information-processing of imagery in the processes of generating analogy consisted of image generation, image operation, and image representation. The types of imagery used by science-gifted students were classified into perception imagery, memory imagery, and imagination imagery, and there were some differences in the patterns of information- processing of imagery. In the bases of these results, we suggested the information-processing model of imagery by the types of imagery used in generating analogy. The results of this study may provide useful implication to develop effective methods for a strategy of generating analogy emphasizing the interaction between analogy thinking and imagery thinking which promotes imagery thinking of science-gifted students.
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