Concept Mapping and Writing

Kozminsky, Ely and Nathan, Nurit and Kozminsky, Lea and Horowitz, Rosalind (2012) Concept Mapping and Writing. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 113-119. ISBN 978-99957-0-308-0

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The writing process can benefit from applying external representations, such as outlines, or other graphic organizers, such as concept maps. We propose, based on Flower and Hayes’ (1981) writing model, that there is value to instructing students, in the planning stage of writing, in employing concept mapping techniques: to elicit prior knowledge and brainstorm an issue, to organize ideas, and to develop writing plans. We present an intervention study to evaluate these ideas. It appears that concept mapping instruction and application during pre-writing contributed to the accessing and use of prior knowledge for written essays and improved their rhetorical structure in comparison to a control instruction.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 11:38

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