ERIC Number: EJ463174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Concept Maps as a Heuristic for Science Curriculum Development: Toward Improvement in Process and Product.
Starr, Mary L.; Krajcik, Joseph S.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v27 n10 p987-1000 Dec 1990
Outlines the use of concept maps as a tool for science curriculum development and discusses the changes that occur in the teacher's view of the curriculum with successive revisions of the maps. Describes and analyzes the maps created by sixth-grade teachers. (PR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Middle Schools, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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