A Methodology to Change Student-Written Texts Into Representative Concept Maps

Junqueira, Marianna M. and Silva, Patricia A. and Maximiano, A. (2008) A Methodology to Change Student-Written Texts Into Representative Concept Maps. In: Concept mapping to learn and innovate : Proc. of the Sixth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidade de São Paulo, IHMC, São Paulo, Brazil, pp. 7-14. ISBN 978-85-64842-15-1

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This paper will present a methodology that uses computer tools to change student-written texts into representative concept maps. This methodology is useful both in educational research and teaching because the final graphic layout obtained provides an illustrative, global and summarized perspective of the main concept relations mentioned in a set of texts. The methodology was developed based on texts collected from undergraduate Chemistry students from the Institute of Chemistry at Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo University), Brazil, who answered a question related to the Environmental Chemistry II course. Concept maps were built considering the texts as they were written by students, original texts (1), and they were also changed for propositions (2). Concept maps built from texts with different structures were very similar when compared to one another.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2014, Concept Mapping with Techonology Support
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2014 12:05

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