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ERIC Number: EJ1031241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Mapping for Depth and Variety: Using a "Six W's" Scaffold to Facilitate Concept Mapping for Different History Concepts with Different Degrees of Freedom
Tzeng, Jeng-Yi
Educational Studies, v40 n3 p253-276 2014
This study examines how 98 students in Taiwan taking a typical high-school history class composed concept maps related to both an everyday concept and an academic-oriented unique concept with various degrees of freedom in concept mapping. In order to reveal the multidimensionality of history concepts, this study provided participants a 6W scaffold with which they were to crisscross their understandings in relation to each individual concept node. The scaffold helped the participants' concept mapping of academic-oriented unique concepts, but not of everyday concepts, and the effects varied among mappings with different degrees of freedom and among students with different learning capacities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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