Event Title

T4-D: The Impact of Concept Map Development on Student Synthesis of Course Information

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Richard Petty

Start Date

6-3-2018 8:40 AM

Description

Concept maps are a pedagogical tool that encourages students to recognize and develop links between what may appear to be disparate ideas. Identifying these connections encourages a higher cognitive understanding and greater synthesis of broader ideas, both within a course and across multiple courses. In an attempt to reduce concerns about a comprehensive final, and demonstrate the interconnectedness of topics, concept map activities were integrated into a junior level geotechnical engineering course. This paper will provide background on the course and a description of the assignments, activities, and resources used. Results and assessment will be presented, including multiple methods of evaluation such as quantitative and qualitative analysis of generated concept maps, and student survey results regarding the value and impact of the activity. The future direction of the project will also be included.

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Mar 6th, 8:40 AM

T4-D: The Impact of Concept Map Development on Student Synthesis of Course Information

Richard Petty

Concept maps are a pedagogical tool that encourages students to recognize and develop links between what may appear to be disparate ideas. Identifying these connections encourages a higher cognitive understanding and greater synthesis of broader ideas, both within a course and across multiple courses. In an attempt to reduce concerns about a comprehensive final, and demonstrate the interconnectedness of topics, concept map activities were integrated into a junior level geotechnical engineering course. This paper will provide background on the course and a description of the assignments, activities, and resources used. Results and assessment will be presented, including multiple methods of evaluation such as quantitative and qualitative analysis of generated concept maps, and student survey results regarding the value and impact of the activity. The future direction of the project will also be included.