Teaching Concept Mapping (week 7)
This is an example of teaching about a graphical tool to organize and represent knowledge.
What is Concept maps?
Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge. Concept mapping may be an effective teaching tool to create:
- Course material to creatively engage your students.
- To help students to help finding linkages between course concepts or theories
- To assess students’ learning or understanding of course material
A concept map include:
- Concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes of some type, and relationships between concepts indicated by a connecting line linking two concepts.
- Links: linking words or linking phrases, specify the relationship between the two concepts. We define concept as a perceived regularity in events or objects, or records of events or objects, designated by a label.
- Propositions: contain two or more concepts connected using linking words or phrases to form a meaningful statement.
This is an example of a concept map that describes the structure of concept maps and illustrates the above characteristics.