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Effect of the Nature of the Focus Question on the Presence of Dynamic Propositions in a Concept Map

Miller, Norma L. and Cañas, Alberto J. (2008) Effect of the Nature of the Focus Question on the Presence of Dynamic Propositions in a Concept Map. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 365-372. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Abstract

The effective use of concept maps in education has been limited by a generalized tendency amongst learners to construct descriptive concept maps, characterized primarily by static propositions. Adequate representation of knowledge, however, calls for both description and explanation, that is, a combination of both static and dynamic propositions. This is especially true of scientific and mathematical reasoning, where dynamic relationships are necessary to establish interdependencies and covariation among two or more concepts. Experiments have shown that dynamic focus questions significantly increase the presence of dynamic propositions in concept maps. The results presented in this paper confirm this finding, and suggest further that the two vary in direct proportion to one another, that is the more open and dynamic the focus question, the more dynamic the resulting propositions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 18:15
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 18:15
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/366

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