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|Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning Using Concept Mapping
Patricia Lupion Torres, Rita de Cássia Veiga Marriott.
Educators are now seeking new methodologies to respond to the demand for personal education and knowledge acquisition and production. Concept mapping, a powerful learning and teaching technique, provides these educators with new methods that are beginning to be implemented at all educational levels in...
LOLA: A Collaborative Learning Approach Using Concept Maps
Patricia Lupion Torres.
The Online Learning Laboratory, LOLA, is a collaborative learning methodology for classroom-based and distance learning that was defended in a PhD thesis and used in several subsequent research studies. In this chapter the author describes the first results of a case study undertaken with students on a...
Collaborative Learning and Concept Mapping for Language Teaching
Rita de Cássia Veiga Marriott.
This chapter outlines how collaborative learning and concept mapping have been incorporated and implemented within a blended foreign language course. Focusing on these two approaches, it introduces the reader to LAPLI – The Language Learning Lab: a methodology of integrative CALL using the Internet....
Eliciting Thinking Skills with Inquiry Maps in CLE
The first aim of this chapter is to present the contributions drawn from the study exploring the use of inquiry maps in academic research for eliciting thinking skills. The second objective of this work is to highlight the potential collaborative learning environments (CLEs) have to enable students to...
Distance Collaboration with Shared Concept Maps
Alfredo Tifi, Antonietta Lombardi.
This chapter aims to review Web-mediated practices in collaborative concept mapping which were set up in informal partnerships among teachers from different schools and countries, and their students. Starting with various examples of such practices, we will outline some models of collaboration which...
Collaborative Learning: Leveraging Concept Mapping and Cognitive Flexibility Theory
This chapter explores the interface between collaborative learning (CL), concept mapping (CMing) and cognitive flexibility theory (CFT). The major argument of the chapter is that concept maps (CMs) are versatile and multi-purpose tools with cross-disciplinary applications. In view of this, the chapter...
Teaching Critical Thinking and Team Based Concept Mapping
Dawndra Meers-Scott, LesLee Taylor, John Pelley.
Critical thinking cannot be fully developed without involvement in collaborative learning activities that elicit problem solving dialogue. Concept maps are effective tools for dialogue because they require decisions about the organization of and the relationships between facts and concepts. This active...
Intersubjective Meaning-Making in Dyads Using Object-Typed Concept Mapping
Josianne Basque, Béatrice Pudelko.
In this chapter, we investigate, with an intersubjective epistemology approach, how a concept mapping software tool that integrates a typology of knowledge objects (nodes) and a typology of links mediates the process of meaning-making and of meaning-negotiation of a dyad of adult learners engaged in a...
Collaborative Learning by Developing (LbD) Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams
Päivi Immonen-Orpana, Mauri Åhlberg.
Collaborative Learning by Developing (LbD) was researched in a University course. The focus was reflective metacognitive competence development (Appendix 1.) of Physiotherapy students. The authors used both individual and collaborative concept mapping and improved Vee heuristics in learning process...
A Systematic Review of Research on Collaborative Learning with Concept Maps
Olusola O. Adesope, John C. Nesbit.
This chapter reviews research about the collaborative use of concept maps for learning. Although decades of research have produced some understanding of the cognitive effects of using concept maps in individual learning, theories about their effects in collaborative learning are less firmly...
Mapping Concepts with Fisherfolk
This chapter aims to show how concept mapping is a technique which is capable of representing complex systems in an accessible format and offers excellent opportunities for collaboration and meaningful learning. Effective communication is at the foundation of collaborative learning and concept mapping...
Using Concept Mapping to Improve the Quality of Learning
Maria Luisa Pérez Cabaní, Josep Juandó Bosch.
The European Higher Education Area, created to contribute to the development of quality education and encourage cooperation between Member States of the European Union, has created an opportunity for reflection on teaching methods in universities. These circumstances provide momentum for the use of...
Concept Maps and Conceptual Change in Physics
Angel Luis Pérez Rodríguez, Maria Isabel Suero López, Manuel Montanero-Fernández, Pedro J. Pardo Fernández, Manuel Montanero-Morán.
The authors describe and discuss some recent applications of concept maps to physics teaching. They begin by reviewing the literature on applications of concept maps to science teaching, and argue for the usefulness of this resource in facilitating processes of conceptual change. They then describe two...
Using Concept Maps to Assess Individuals and Teams in Collaborative Learning Environments
Tristan E. Johnson, Dirk Ifenthanler, Pablo N. Pirnay-Dummer, J. Michael Spector.
The main focus of this chapter is the use of concept mapping, broadly defined to include both graphical and textual representations, for assessment in collaborative learning contexts. Several tools developed by the authors integrate concept mapping as the primary means of assessing progress of learning...
Consensual Concept Maps in Early Childhood Education
Rosario Mérida Serrano.
The study described here was designed to demonstrate the sociocognitive benefits experienced by preschool children, specifically 5 year-olds, when they participated in a collaborative activity whose central task was the production of consensual preconcept maps. This task required oral interaction...
Concept Maps and Meaningful Learning
Patricia Lupion Torres, Luiza Tatiana Forte, Josiane Maria Bortolozzi.
The search for meaningful learning promotes a rethinking of the approach adopted by teachers and students to take into account innovative methodologies based on previous experience of learning objectives. This article therefore describes the fundamentals of collaborative learning and the use of concept...
Concept Mapping and Formative Assessment: Elements Supporting Literacy and Learning
Jeffrey Beaudry, Polly Wilson.
From the authors observations and those of Kinchin (2001) teachers may know about concept mapping but they do not seem to use it as a consistent, effective strategy. The authors argue that the concept mapping may be better understood by using an expanded definition of traditional literacy, listening...
From e-Learning to e-Education: Goals, Strategic Assessment and Implications
The chapter examines the educational (and schooling) processes as related to the overall social, political and economic processes, so as to set the context within which e-Learning has to be explored and discussed and within which a strategy for it can be forged. Such issues as the economic implications...