Effective Use of Concept Maps for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Dr. Simone C. O. Conceição, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This module will introduce you to effective strategies for using concept maps for teaching, learning, and research. At the end of this module, you will will be able to use concept maps as an approach for teaching and learning in different disciplines; create a blueprint incorporating concept map as a learning strategy; identify ways for using concept maps as a research tool for data collection, analysis, and presentation; and develop a plan for using concept maps for conducting research.
This module will involve presentation of concepts and theories via lecture, group discussion, and individual and group practice using IHMC CmapTools Software.
This module will be taught in English. You will be expected to complete assignments in English.
It is expected that you will have some knowledge of the use of concept maps and skills on how to use IHMC CmapTools Software. Also, you will be expected to complete readings before attending sessions.
Introductions, Getting to Know Participants, Needs assessment, Scavenger Hunt, Pedagogical and Theoretical Approaches for Using Concept Maps, Types of Concept Maps, Learning strategies using concept maps
Learning strategies using concept maps in different disciplines
Teaching strategies using concept maps in different disciplines: activities
Teaching strategies using concept maps in different disciplines: assessments
Research strategies using concept maps: data collection and analysis
Research strategies using concept maps: data presentation
Students will be graded based on participation in course activities, course blueprint, module reflections, and final presentation.
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