Concept Mapping As Teaching Tool

concept_mapping  Having students diagram basic science themes is a good way for students to integrate complex topics.  First year medical students used concept maps as part of their problem-based learning exercises.  The authors investigated if/how collaborative drawings affects discussion and knowledge of basic science topics.  Results emerging from student questionnaires and facilitators’ focus groups showed that diagramming had a positive influence on interpersonal group interactions, the focus and detail of their discussions, and making coherent views of the topics.  —Lee Ann Schein, Ph.D.

Link To Article

Bas De Leng, Hannie Gijlers, Collaborative diagramming during problem based learning in medical education: Do computerized diagrams support basic science knowledge construction? Medical Teacher : 1-7.
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