ERIC Number: EJ1091210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Concept Mapping: An "Instagram" of Students' Thinking
Campbell, Laurie O.
Social Studies, v107 n2 p74-80 2016
Minimal research has been accumulated in the field of social studies education for Novakian concept mapping, yet there are many benefits from adding this learning tool to a teacher's instructional toolbox. The article defines Novakian concept mapping and invites readers to adopt digital Novakian concept mapping into the social studies classroom as a means to build content knowledge, to understand what students are thinking about content, and to provide opportunities for students to make relevant and important connections within the body of knowledge defined as social studies. A concept map is like an Instagram of a student's thinking about a particular topic. Steps for teachers to teach students how to introduce and create a Novakian concept map are included in the manuscript along with sample focus questions and maps.
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Course Content, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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