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Learn while Having Fun -Conceptualization Itineraries in Kindergarten- Children Experiences with C-maps in an Italian School

Mancinelli, Cesarina (2006) Learn while Having Fun -Conceptualization Itineraries in Kindergarten- Children Experiences with C-maps in an Italian School. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, pp. 343-350. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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Abstract

The activities were organized by a group of teachers to promote the creation of scientific thinking and acquire progressive competence through observation, manipulation, discovery and reflection. Experiences stimulate and motivate children to learn, promoting curiosity towards reality. Curiosity is related with the pleasure of learning and discovering. It is a cognitive curiosity that is originated and nourished starting from the children’s current knowledge. Children are positively motivated to learn with a metacognitive approach, situating experiences in Vygotskij’s proximal development area (known as potential development area), which is a emergent area of personality in strong expansion during childhood. The concept maps built by the children are situated in these learning contexts. They are a real metacognitive structure that stimulates reflection and organization of experiences, making meanings and knowledge emerge in a personal way.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 17:27
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 18:29
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/147

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