Comparing Expert and Novice Concept Map Construction Through a Talk-Aloud Protocol

Schwendimann, Beat A. (2016) Comparing Expert and Novice Concept Map Construction Through a Talk-Aloud Protocol. In: Innovating with Concept Mapping. 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping, CMC 2016 Tallinn, Estonia, September 5–9, 2016 Proceedings. Communications in computer and information science, 1 . Springer International Publishing, Cham: Switzerland, pp. 16-28. ISBN 978-3-319-45501-3

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Concept map analysis usually focuses only on the final product. This case study used a talk aloud protocol to study the concept map construction processes of novices and experts. Three biology experts and three novices (9th/10th grade high school students) constructed a concept map from a given list of concepts. Findings suggest that final concept maps of high performing students cannot be distinguished from expert-generated maps. However, anal- ysis of oral elaborations during the construction process revealed that experts often used the same link labels as novices but associated more complex knowledge with the label. Some final propositions would be considered incor- rect without an oral explanation. Findings suggest extending concept map evaluation by complementing the final product with an analysis of intermediate stages and accompanying elaborations. Additionally, this study highlights that each expert created a different map and that there is no single best expert map.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2016
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2018 09:42
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 09:42

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