An Introduction to CONCEPT MAPPING
What is a concept map? <ul><li>Concept map=a map of concepts + their relationships=a tool for representing knowledge </li>...
<ul><li>Components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes/boxes  represent concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  nouns, noun phrase...
From a proposition to a map <ul><li>Proposition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept mapping is a useful technique. </li></ul></...
Practice: propositions to maps <ul><li>Proposition 1 (easier) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A  balanced diet  contains  various ty...
Compare…
<ul><li>Long propositions are decomposed into more concepts and more relationships than we see in the short proposition.  ...
Two Types of Concept Maps <ul><li>Type I: Hierarchically structured concept map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more general concept...
Two Types of Concept Maps  <ul><li>Type II: Semantic Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form a network, not hierarchies (more r...
<ul><li>The next example is a semantic network on protein, the concept in the middle.  </li></ul><ul><li>Arrows radiate ou...
A Semantic Network on “protein”
<ul><li>Next is a concept map  about concept maps  that was created by a research group at the University of West Florida....
A Hierarchical Map
Steps to create a concept map <ul><li>Identify the topic/focus question </li></ul><ul><li>Identify major concepts </li></u...
Try it out: <ul><li>Concepts related to cooking? </li></ul><ul><li>Think about some propositions using the concepts </li><...
Or… <ul><li>Consider a topic that you would like to map out (e.g., a topic you will be teaching in the subject area, or a ...
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    1. 1. An Introduction to CONCEPT MAPPING
    2. 2. What is a concept map? <ul><li>Concept map=a map of concepts + their relationships=a tool for representing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a central topic , concepts related to the topic, and links connecting concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts = regularities or patterns in events or objects </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes/boxes represent concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> nouns, noun phrases, pronouns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links (lines) represent relationships between concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels : the linking word(s) or phrases signify the relationships between two linked concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propositions: meaningful statements with two or more linked concepts </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. From a proposition to a map <ul><li>Proposition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept mapping is a useful technique. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A link goes from concept mapping to “useful technique” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The two concepts, link, and label form a meaningful statement/proposition </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Practice: propositions to maps <ul><li>Proposition 1 (easier) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A balanced diet contains various types of food. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposition 2 (more complex) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A balanced diet is a diet containing various types of food to meet daily requirements . </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Compare…
    7. 7. <ul><li>Long propositions are decomposed into more concepts and more relationships than we see in the short proposition. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Two Types of Concept Maps <ul><li>Type I: Hierarchically structured concept map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more general concepts on top (a topic/focus question) and more specific ones at lower level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many early concept maps created by science students followed this arrangement as science concepts are more hierarchical in nature. But there are other types of concept maps, for example, semantic networks . </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Two Types of Concept Maps <ul><li>Type II: Semantic Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form a network, not hierarchies (more reciprocal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A central concept is at the center of the graphic frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other concepts drawn in a radial fashion around the central concept </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>The next example is a semantic network on protein, the concept in the middle. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrows radiate out from the central concept to related concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>The boxes in yellow are linking words or labels that denote relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, there are several propositions: “protein begins the biology net”, “protein (is) composed of amino acids”. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have allergies, you are having an I g antibody-auto immune reaction to a protein in some entity. </li></ul>
    11. 11. A Semantic Network on “protein”
    12. 12. <ul><li>Next is a concept map about concept maps that was created by a research group at the University of West Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>It is much more complex than our prior examples. It is hierarchical with many levels. </li></ul><ul><li>On top is the central concept “concept maps”. Lower levels are more specific concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Propositions may be cross links showing the interrelationships between different map segments. They can connect concepts in different segments of a concept map, e.g., here there is a link between “creativity” and “interrelationships” which are in different sections of the map </li></ul>
    13. 13. A Hierarchical Map
    14. 14. Steps to create a concept map <ul><li>Identify the topic/focus question </li></ul><ul><li>Identify major concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Connect different concepts with links </li></ul><ul><li>Label the links </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the map </li></ul><ul><li>Refine the map </li></ul>
    15. 15. Try it out: <ul><li>Concepts related to cooking? </li></ul><ul><li>Think about some propositions using the concepts </li></ul>
    16. 16. Or… <ul><li>Consider a topic that you would like to map out (e.g., a topic you will be teaching in the subject area, or a topic related to your personal interest, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to arrange the concepts in hierarchical order </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to follow the steps when constructing the map </li></ul>
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