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ERIC Number: EJ854868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Concept Mapping: Evaluating the Language Arts Methods Course
Read, Sylvia
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v8 n3 p119-129 Oct 2008
In this inquiry, I examine the evidence of student learning in an elementary education language arts methods course. Students completed concepts maps that represented their understanding of effective writing instruction at the beginning end of the course. Eighty-one pairs of concepts maps were scored according to established methods. Students included 122% more concepts on their post-course concepts maps; links between concepts increased by 134%. I also analyze a typical student's beginning- and end-of-course maps, which shows that the student's knowledge base increased both in terms of number and specificity of concepts. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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