'But is Our Concept Map any Good?': Classroom Experience with the Reasonable Fallible Analyser

Conlon, Tom (2004) 'But is Our Concept Map any Good?': Classroom Experience with the Reasonable Fallible Analyser. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 159-166. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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Classroom concept mapping presents teachers with the problem of how to arrange that learners get feedback on the quality of their concept maps. To address this problem, a software analyser (named the RFA) has been developed that generates scores and hints for student maps by comparing them to an expert map. The analyser is fallible: many of its assessments will be initially incorrect. But it is also reasonable: the student is able to argue for a more favourable assessment. This paper reports classroom trials which indicate that high school students' experience of concept mapping is enhanced by the RFA. Students enjoy arguing with the system, accept its scoring as fair, welcome its hints, and are frequently stimulated to revise their maps to accommodate the feedback obtained.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr Alberto Cañas
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 18:31
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 18:31

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