The Concept Map as a Cognitive Tool for Specialized Information Recall

Halimi, Sonia (2006) The Concept Map as a Cognitive Tool for Specialized Information Recall. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, pp. 542-549. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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The present article discusses some aspects related to the process of text analysis with a concept map aiming at structuring textual knowledge and achieving a better recall of information in the context of teaching technical translation. The concept map is considered not as a system for representing knowledge structures of domains, but as a cognitive means used as a method for text analysis in specialized fields. The paper reports data from a research project in which the author carried out an experiment on two groups: the 1st group analyzed the text by extracting its data in the form of a concept map, whereas the 2nd group proceeded using the traditional tool of text analysis. The two groups were later subjected to recall tests; free recall and recall by questionnaire. One very consistent finding shows that the use of the concept map as a tool of text analysis helped not only in retaining the main information units of the text, but also in recalling textual units in defined semantic categories.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2012 11:45
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 20:48

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