Concept mapping: A unique means for negotiating meaning in professional studies

Gregory R. MACKINNON, Michael James KEPPELL

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Abstract

Concept mapping (Novak & Gowin, 1984) has been used extensively as a graphic organiser in classroom teaching. This article addresses two particular approaches to using concept mapping that go beyond classroom planning into the realm of "idea-exchange" with concept mapping as mediator. The notion of "negotiative concept mapping" is examined in two professional contexts namely teacher education and medical school software development. The potential for negotiating ideas and meaning using concept mapping in these settings is discussed based on empirical materials including: qualitative observations by the authors, student surveys, and student interview data. Copyright © 2005 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-315
JournalJournal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Citation

Mackinnon, G. R., & Keppell, M. (2005). Concept mapping: A unique means for negotiating meaning in professional studies. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(3), 291-315.

Keywords

  • Learning, Psychology of/Conceptual learning
  • Teacher education/Methods of instruction
  • Advance organizers
  • Medical education/Teaching methods

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