A concept map is a special
form of a web diagram for exploring knowledge and gathering and sharing information.
Concept mapping is the strategy employed to develop a concept
map. A concept map consists of nodes or cells that contain a concept,
item or question and links. The links are labeled and denote direction with
an arrow symbol. The labeled links explain the relationship between the nodes.
The arrow describes the direction of the relationship and reads like a sentence.
Develop an understanding of a body of knowledge.
Explore new information and relationships.
Access prior knowledge.
Gather new knowledge and information.
Share knowledge and information generated.
Design structures or processes such as written documents, constructions,
web sites, web
search, multimedia presentations.
Problem solve options.
is the central word, concept, research question or problem around which
to build the map?
are the concepts, items, descriptive words or telling questions that you
can associate with the concept, topic, research question or problem?
a top down approach, working from general to specific or use a free association
approach by brainstorming nodes and then develop links and relationships.
different colors and shapes for nodes & links to identify different
types of information.
different colored nodes to identify prior and new information.
a cloud node to identify a question.
information to a question in the question node.
Concept Mapping Home Page:
How to Make a Concept
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