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ERIC Number: EJ939402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Concept Mapping, PowerPoint, and a Pedagogy of Access
Kinchin, Ian M.
Journal of Biological Education, v40 n2 p79-83 2006
This article explores the synergy that can be created when concept-mapping techniques are used in collaboration with the construction of PowerPoint presentations to increase the richness of the learning experience. Some weaknesses of the typical PowerPoint format are highlighted with a description of how they can be overcome through a more considered approach to both the structure of the presentation and the design of supporting handouts that incorporate ideas taken from the literature on concept mapping. In combination, these complementary tools (concept maps and PowerPoint) might contribute to an epistemologically balanced teaching approach. Reflection upon the revealed diversity of students' views may contribute to lecturers' conceptions of teaching. The possibility of using this to generate an inclusive pedagogy of access within higher education is introduced. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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