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Improving the Teaching of Children with Severe Speech-Language Difficulties by Introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit

Kicken, Ria and Ernes, Elise and Hoogenberg-Engbers, Ilja and Gomez, Gloria (2016) Improving the Teaching of Children with Severe Speech-Language Difficulties by Introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. 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. ISBN 978-3-319-45501-3

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Abstract

The paper reports on case studies in which an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit was incorporated as a didactic tool in the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties. The Kit was introduced to replace methods such as topic webs, or complement others such as conversation exchange. Three pilots were carried out between 2012 and 2015, with escalating numbers in participation and duration. The paper focuses on the teachers, their training, implementation, and their motivations for incorporating concept mapping in interactive learning language. The outcomes report on how the teachers’ practice has been transformed and improved. The children’s perspective on the topic comes through in the teachers’ opinions. Concept mapping turned out to enhance meaning negotiation, active inquiry and collaboration during teaching interactive learning language. Teachers reported that it had great impact on children’s language development, vocabulary and spontaneous speech, while it had minimal impact on the way activities were performed in everyday classes.

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
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 12:53
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 12:53
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/555

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