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ERIC Number: EJ1018384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Concept Mapping as an Innovative Tool for the Assessment of Learning: An Experimental Experience among Business Management Degree Students
Ruiz-Palomino, Pablo; Martinez-Canas, Ricardo
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n22 p2187-2192 Nov 2013
In the search to improve the quality of education at the university level, the use of concept mapping is becoming an important instructional technique for enhancing the teaching-learning process. This educational tool is based on cognitive theories by making a distinction between learning by rote (memorizing) and learning by meaning, where learners set up their process of acquisition of new concepts and enhance their cognitive structure for creative problem solving. The potential of concept mapping to improve education can be considered: (1) as a planned learning strategy, (2) as an instructional strategy in the classroom, (3) as a strategy for planning students' curriculum, and (4) as a means of assessing students' understanding of concepts. The purpose of this article is to evaluate this learning tool for the assessment of business management degree students. Also, the article includes conclusion, limitations and possibilities for future research in the final section.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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