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ERIC Number: EJ1130062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1755-1382
Joining the Pieces: Using Concept Maps for Integrated Learning and Assessment in an Introductory Management Course
Connolly, Heather; Spiller, Dorothy
Practitioner Research in Higher Education, v10 n1 p176-191 2016
This paper reports on and evaluates the use of concept mapping as a learning tool in a large first year Management course. The goal was to help students make personal sense of course learning and to build their understanding of links and relationships between key course ideas. Concept mapping was used for three summative assessment pieces, including the final exam, and results indicated that concept mapping enhanced student understanding and personal articulation of connections between course ideas. The integration of concept mapping into all teaching and a number of assessments enabled the teaching team to ascertain students' prior knowledge, monitor progress, and adapt teaching so as to be responsive to learners' perspectives.
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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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