The Use of Mind Maps and Concept Maps in Quantum Mechanics at High School Level

Hilger, Thais Rafaela and Moreira, Marco Antonio and Griebeler, Adriane (2012) The Use of Mind Maps and Concept Maps in Quantum Mechanics at High School Level. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 414-421. ISBN 978-99957-0-309-7

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In this paper, we discuss some preliminary findings based on the implementation of a Potentially Meaningful Teaching Unit (PMTU) in four different classrooms of the third year high school, in a public school in a hinterland town of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. The proposed content for this implementation deals with concepts linked to quantum physics (quantization, uncertainty, state, and superposition of states), which we have organized according to the principles of the Meaningful Learning Theory (MLT), such as progressive differentiation and integrative reconciliation. It analyzes mind maps and concept mapping, with a focus on their structure and on the changes that have occurred in the process of comparing these maps. It also includes students’ comments on the development of their own understanding of the concepts this research proposal has approached. Notwithstanding the incompletion of its results, this study can provide some evidence of the occurrence of meaningful learning, which constitutes the main objective of the implementation of a PMTU.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2012 20:39
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 20:39

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