ERIC Number: ED455819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Influences of Concept Mapping and Learning Styles on Learning.
Concept mapping is a technique for visually representing the structure of information, concepts, and the relationships between them. Concept maps are useful tools that help students learn about how they structure knowledge while supporting the process of knowledge construction or metaknowledge. This paper discusses the effect of concept mapping with different levels of knowledge to assist those with different learning styles. Discussion is as follows. After a brief definition of concept mapping in learning, the two broad classes of learning/cognitive styles-field dependent and field independent-are outlined. Discussion then moves to Ausubel's (1963) Meaningful Learning Theory, and how concept maps can foster meaningful learning. Next, a definition is provided of the principles of Component Display Theory (CDT), which is concerned with teaching individual concepts or principles, and classifies learning along two dimensions: content (facts, concepts, procedures, and principles) and performance (remembering, using, and generalities). Finally, a study on the effects of concept mapping on learning is briefly discussed. (Contains 10 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (23rd, Denver, CO, October 25-28, 2000). Volumes 1-2; see IR 020 712.