Teaching by Doing with Concept Maps: Integrating Plone and CmapTools

Basso, Stefano and Margarita, Sergio (2004) Teaching by Doing with Concept Maps: Integrating Plone and CmapTools. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 83-90. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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Learning technologies are increasingly used as a fundamental component of all teaching and learning activities. A mix of methodological frameworks and sophisticated technological instruments is now the standard toolbox of many teachers. In this context, we propose a model of teaching by doing, to be used within university courses or professional workshops, which fully integrates in a teaching continuum, the (traditionally distinct) moments of presentation of theoretical concepts and moments of practical demonstration of the topic to be taught. In this model we extend the Ausubel concept maps-based advance organizer in the form of an interactive advance organizer, where concept maps are fully integrated with the application to be taught. We then present an application of this model to a course on the Plone Content Management System, where we developed an integration of Plone with CmapTools for preparing interactive teaching materials and organizing the educational activities. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach, especially in terms of responsiveness, manifestation of interest and willingness to learn on the part of the participants.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 21:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 17:43

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