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Healthy Habits through Literacy: A Concept Mapping and Health Curriculum for Preschool and Prekindergarten Children

Monroe-Ossi, Heather and Wehry, Stephanie and Algina, James and Hunter, Janice (2008) Healthy Habits through Literacy: A Concept Mapping and Health Curriculum for Preschool and Prekindergarten Children. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 422-4290. ISBN 978-9985-58-585-6

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on the development and implementation of the Healthy Habits through Literacy curriculum and to extend our knowledge of the utility of concept maps to assess the complexity of preschool and prekindergarten children’s knowledge structures. Healthy Habits through Literacy was designed to combat the rise in childhood obesity by building the background knowledge and concept development of health related topics. The curriculum supports the goal of improving readiness outcomes for preschool children by utilizing strategies that help children develop visible thinking strategies including concept mapping. Implementation of Healthy Habits through Literacy afforded researchers the opportunity to develop and test a protocol for constructing concept maps from transcribed interviews of young preschool children, estimate the associations of concept map scores and measures of vocabulary development and school readiness, and to extend our knowledge of the utility of concept map scores to quantify the represented knowledge structures of 3-year-old preschool children. The estimated reliability for mapping and scoring the transcribed interviews was .95. The children’s concept map scores were positively associated with their standardized achievement scores on the EVT-2 (.29) and the BBCS-3:R Self-/Social Awareness scores (.49).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008, Concept Mapping: Middle School to Preschool and Back
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 09:40
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/383

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