Mastery and Appropriation of Concept Mapping in Higher Education

Domínguez-Marrufo, Lilia Susana and Manzano-Caudillo, Jesús (2012) Mastery and Appropriation of Concept Mapping in Higher Education. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 345-352. ISBN 978-99957-0-309-7

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It is the purpose of this paper to explain the difficulties that higher education students confront when constructing concept maps from academic texts readings. To this effect, interviews with 15 participants at the college level were analyzed and the resulting concept maps that they produced throughout a six-month school term were analyzed as a tool that can be used to understand textbooks. The sociocultural perspective, with conceptualizations such as mediated action which includes aspects of mastery and appropriation, resistance, and multiplicity of objectives (Wertsch, 1998), turns out to be useful to understand the functions that concept mapping performs as a cultural tool in learning mediation as well as to understand the deficiencies in constructing a concept map.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2012 17:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 17:53

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