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MAP/UML OUT: CONVERGENT CONCEPTUAL CONSTRUCTS

Niemelä, Pia and Mylläri, Jarkko MAP/UML OUT: CONVERGENT CONCEPTUAL CONSTRUCTS.

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Abstract

This research initiative suggests continuing the concept map experiment that was carried out in Hope International School in Cambodian among Year 8 and Year 9 students of the extended math. In the previous experiment students were taught the concept map technique and the first implementation was to describe the whole IGCSE math syllabus. The intended study should be executed by transforming the students’ syllabus map on the paper as an electronic version, and then use it as a knowledge building tool, when new topics are introduced and old revised. The map visualizes the existing conceptual structure and whenever new information is brought in, it will be placed and situated in the map and the linkage to the prior knowledge will be explicated. For revising, the map will also contain links to revision questionnaires and exercises of the past GCSE/IGCSE papers. The system authenticates users and responses will be stored for assessment and data analysis purposes, hence, the system functions simultaneously as a research instrument. However, it would be good to complement the information with the traditional pre- and post-tests. Instead of measuring the skills in only one particular area, these tests should be targeted in measuring the “big picture” of math and preferably compared with results of a control class regarding the traditional subject domains but additionally getting a better overview of math in general. However, the concept mapping as a metacognitive tool belongs to the bigger entity of ‘learning to learn’ cross-curricular learning goals, thus we propose that while launching mapping in math it will be simultaneously supported with parallel activities in the subjects of English (mother tongue) and ICT.

Item Type: Article
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Depositing User: Claudia Martínez
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 10:08
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 10:08
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/530

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