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Concept Mapping as a Strategy to Explore Teachers' Mental Representations about the Universe

Caballero, Concesa and Moreira, Marco Antonio and Larios de Rodriguez, Berenice (2008) Concept Mapping as a Strategy to Explore Teachers' Mental Representations about the Universe. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 205-212. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Abstract

Concept maps are especially useful tools to identify knowledge available in the subjects’ cognitive structure and also to present the ideas, concepts, and propositions necessary for the construction of new meanings related to a specific scientific field, such as cosmology. The theories of mental models by Johnson-Laird and of conceptual fields by Gérard Vergnaud have been used as a framework for the development of this study. It presents findings of a qualitative analysis of concept maps used as pedagogical strategy to inquire about the mental representations, and their possible evolution, held by a sample of teachers, who participated in the activities offered by the Barranquilla Planetarium, in Colombia, in relation to models of the universe.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2013 11:32
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2013 11:32
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/342

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