ERIC Number: ED375179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Evaluation of Knowledge Structures by Procedures of Networking--in the Context of Commercial Education.
The networking procedure is explored as a way to describe and measure cognitive structures. A research project at Gottingen University (Germany) tried to operationalize economic contextual knowledge as a qualification for teaching in commercial (business) education. Networking was examined as a way to measure this knowledge. Each student should present his or her prior knowledge by forming a net of the concepts and relations available. Then these concepts and knowledge must be compared to an objective theory of business administration. It is further necessary to demonstrate the complex contextual structures through nets, and to use the nets to model changes. In the Gottingen study, students constructed networks at the beginning of the study and at a later time. Extent, structure, content, and stability of the nets were examined. Results suggest that the network constructing approach can display student concepts and change in knowledge. Eight figures illustrate the networking idea. (Contains 30 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn - Bad Godesberg (West Germany).
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