Practical Text Concept Mapping: New Pedagogy, New Technology

Conlon, Tom (2008) Practical Text Concept Mapping: New Pedagogy, New Technology. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 556-563. ISBN 978-9985-58-585-6

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Previous experimental studies have indicated that young people’s text comprehension and summarisation skills can be improved by techniques based on text concept mapping (TCM). However, these studies have done little to elucidate a pedagogy that can make the techniques adoptable within the context of typical secondary school classrooms. This paper explains how a collaborative research approach has developed a new pedagogy, named TCM/4, for text concept mapping, along with new technology that supports this pedagogy in practical ways. Case studies indicate that pupils enjoy their lessons and share theirteachers’ opinion that TCM/4 is helpful in learning to comprehend texts.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2016 13:00

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