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ERIC Number: EJ876714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Designs of Concept Maps and Their Impacts on Readers' Performance in Memory and Reasoning while Reading
Tzeng, Jeng-Yi
Journal of Research in Reading, v33 n2 p128-147 May 2010
From the perspective of the Fuzzy Trace Theory, this study investigated the impacts of concept maps with two strategic orientations (comprehensive and thematic representations) on readers' performance of cognitive operations (such as perception, verbatim memory, gist reasoning and syntheses) while the readers were reading two history articles that argue from different perspectives about a historical incident that had a profound impact on Taiwan. The results show that the design and focus of the concept maps may influence the formation of mental representations, and that this may be facilitative or constraining in regard to the readers' memory formation and reasoning about the reading materials. Based on these findings, the meaning of constraining effects of concept maps is discussed, and an instructional method involving the progressive elaboration of concept map systems is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan