Electric Maps

Lombardi, Antonietta and Tifi, Alfredo (2004) Electric Maps. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 417-423. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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"Electric maps" are a new way of scaffolded concept mapping so that checking the accuracy of the relationships between concepts is a game. The “electric” concept map is obtained by replacing the connection lines of a common concept map with aluminum strips which are electric connections between the nodes and the linking phrases of the map. This electric circuit is closed within a folded cardboard so that it is not possible to see the connection lines from outside but only the nodes, some of which are provided with labels referring to concepts and/or relationships. Each box - node is provided with one or two contact points made through an access hole situated over the aluminum strip. The teacher can make these circuits from the concept maps of his/her pupils or, in the best conditions, the pupils can build them in order to involve other classmates. The pupils reconstruct this "puzzle" by exploring the structure with a connection detector. They draw all connection lines and complete the map by highlighting the labels suited to the nodes and to the linking words. This educational strategy suggested for pupils attending from the third to the fifth grade primary classes, has turned out to be exciting and very efficient to increase both the level of knowledge sharing, the accuracy and the meaningful comprehension to build each proposition.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 17:19
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 07:00

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