An Innovative Use of Concept Mapping for Improving and Assessing STEM Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding
Baki Cavlazoglu, Texas A&M University, United States ; Ozcan E. Akgun, Sakarya University, Turkey ; Carol L. Stuessy, Texas A&M University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Conceptual understanding of STEM subjects is an important component in teacher workshops that needs to be taken into consideration because most STEM subjects require knowing different segments or domain specific knowledge and also a well constructed connection among different domains. In this study, we observed that concept mapping is a great learning tool for meaningful learning that enhances conceptual learning of both individual and group learning.. We strongly recommend inclusion of more concept mapping activities into different learning environments including STEM teacher workshops, especially, group concept mapping activities that have a great potential for meaningful conceptual learning.
Cavlazoglu, B., Akgun, O.E. & Stuessy, C.L. (2013). An Innovative Use of Concept Mapping for Improving and Assessing STEM Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4777-4780). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 6, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/48883/.
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