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Efficiency of Concept Mapping for the Conceptual Understanding of Burning and Underlying Processes of Combustion for Elementary School Students

Dunker, Nina and Magntorn, Ola and Helldèn, Gustav (2008) Efficiency of Concept Mapping for the Conceptual Understanding of Burning and Underlying Processes of Combustion for Elementary School Students. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 373-378. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Abstract

The study shows the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods on concept mapping. The research questions focus on two aspects: 1) How must the topic burning and combustion be educationally structurized to promote meaningful learning and 2) do elementary school students learn science concepts more efficiently by the use of Concept Mapping than with traditional linear methods. Concept Mapping is used in this study as a) a qualitative research method to investigate student’s conceptions about the specific content and b) as the object of interest in the investigation as they were quantitatively compared to a linear method to investigate the efficiency of concept maps in their function as a learning method. The aims of the study lay in the combination of findings to create guidelines for learners and teachers for their work with Concept Mapping within this domain specific content of chemistry education.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 18:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 18:24
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/351

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