Event Title

The Use of Concept Mapping as a Pedagogical Tool Revisited

Mentor 1

Dr. Robert Greene

Location

Union 280

Start Date

24-4-2015 9:20 AM

Description

Concept Mapping has long been an integral pedagogical approach in the hard sciences yet relatively unexplored as an effective pedagogical tool for the social sciences. To date only two articles, one sociological, one criminological has examined its efficacy in the social science classroom. This research endeavor revisits concept mapping arguing that is fosters meaningful learning in a modality that is non-threatening and highly effective. The instructor along with his research assistant administered a post-assessment survey to help the researcher determine their perceptions of concept mapping as a reliable pedagogical alternative. The results of this survey along with samples of completed concept maps will be presented as this session.

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Apr 24th, 9:20 AM

The Use of Concept Mapping as a Pedagogical Tool Revisited

Union 280

Concept Mapping has long been an integral pedagogical approach in the hard sciences yet relatively unexplored as an effective pedagogical tool for the social sciences. To date only two articles, one sociological, one criminological has examined its efficacy in the social science classroom. This research endeavor revisits concept mapping arguing that is fosters meaningful learning in a modality that is non-threatening and highly effective. The instructor along with his research assistant administered a post-assessment survey to help the researcher determine their perceptions of concept mapping as a reliable pedagogical alternative. The results of this survey along with samples of completed concept maps will be presented as this session.