Building Meaningful Learning through a Web Search and Concept Maps

Guaglione, Gabriella (2008) Building Meaningful Learning through a Web Search and Concept Maps. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 130-137. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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What is the situation in which a teacher has to operate every day? • Our students highlight a great tension because of relationship problems; • It’s more and more difficult to motivate students as for Science is concerned; • Students “learn” what teachers teach them, but they are not able to transfer their learning into a real life context; • The research OCSE, PISA 2003 and 2006, about both scientific areas and problem solving, points out a deficiency in Italian students’ base abilities and their low motivation for scientific studies. “Paradoxically bad marks in Science, wrote the French professor Andrè Giordan (University of Geneve), are not the worst data of the PISA survey. What must worry us is something that the PISA did not measure: the feeling of boredom and the lack of interest in Science, which students show while talking about it. These subjects, as they are taught nowadays, discourage, and sometimes disgust most of the young people. They are said to be disgusting, difficult and boring, unbearable.” It’s obvious that the traditional school, which offers severe curricula and only teachers the repository of knowledge transmission, is not able to form open minded European citizens, able to give their own contribution to the society in our immediate future. The following proposal of teaching innovation, based on webquest and a daily use of concept maps in classroom, makes the pupil indipendent, the master and protagonist of his/ her learning and supports motivations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2013 21:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 21:16

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