Utilizing a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Concept Mapping
Abstract: The movement today in education that places a greater emphasis on concept-based learning has students extending their understandings from knowing a large amount of isolated knowledge to organizing this knowledge in a way that has them thinking in more sophisticated manner. As educators begin to implement the use of concept mapping in their classrooms, it will be important to better understand how it can best support student learning. I am presently looking at how concept mapping software can enhance the learner’s experience as they seek deeper meaning of core concepts. While the use of a dual coding process with concept mapping has been popular for decades, the opportunity to enhance student learning with a more sophisticated three dimensional software mapping product is relatively new. Through my studies and my practices of implementing multi-dimensional concept mapping pedagogy, I am discovering new insights into how this approach can support student learning.
Presider: Terry Dalton, University of California, Irvine