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    • VizThinkToronto 4 – Concept Mapping
    • Tonight’s Agenda
      • 7:15 Before we do any Concept Mapping
        • Seeing knowledge: to communicate using pictures
        • Construction as meaningfully engage what you already know
      • 7:20 Explore your disciplinary view
        • Assigned a discipline
        • Express visually in your discipline
        • Neighbour: Interpret what you see
        • When is this easier / harder?
      • 7:25 Debrief
      • 7:35 What is concept mapping anyway?
        • Examples
        • Instructions
      • 7:45 Your turn
      • 8:30 Recap
      • 8:45 Review others models
      • 9:00 Beer at Shoeless Joes.
    • Why Concept Mapping?
      • Concept Mapping helps meaningfully composite knowledge
      • Organized knowledge is more easily understood
      • Meaningful Leaning is better
        • Anchor new ideas or concepts using previously defined knowledge
      Constructivism rejects the notion that one can simply pass on information to learners, expect that a understanding will result, and that a lasting impression will be made.
    • Who uses Concept Mapping? Panama Government - Every School by Constitutional mandate NASA Weather systems theory Explaining the MARS Lander Martin!
    • Let’s explore the concept of a car…
    • Through the eyes of a discipline Environmentalist Mechanic Sociologist Economist
    • Each work on your picture around your table If a picture speaks a thousand words… No writing (including discipline) No talking No looking Draw: Major ideas of the discipline as related to Cars
    • Rotate diagrams with you neighbour Neighbour: Annotate with your interpretation Draw Write No talking Repeat to the next neighbour
    • Discuss!
      • Are the annotations correct?
      • What’s difficult to interpret?
      • Are some disciplines easier to represent?
      • How much shared thinking did you come in with?
    • Debrief
      • Communicating via pictures is much easier when
        • You share perspective
        • You share a level of abstraction
        • You can annotate with words
      Your table had very little of this shared context
    • Now that you have brainstormed by yourself
        • Find your like-minded team members
        • 4 per team so you all talk
        • Now can think about Concept Mapping!
      Environmentalist 1 Economist 1 Economist 2 Sociologist 1 Sociologist 2 Mechanics 1 Mechanics 2 Environmentalist 2
    • But first, what is a Concept Map?
    • Or, more simply
      • Concepts :
        • Concept Map
        • Linking phrases
        • Relationships
        • Concepts
      • Propositions
        • A concept map is composed of linking phrases
        • A concept map identifies relationships
        • Relationships are what is between concepts
        • A concept map is composed of concepts
        • 2 or more concepts
        • connected with other words
        • to form a meaningful statement .
    • A Sheridan Student’s Concept Map on 1946
    • A Sheridan Student’s Concept Map on the Kyoto Protocol
    • Used in Commercial applications J. Novak 10-18-00
    • So far… Brainstorm by yourself Collaborate
    • Now that you have brainstormed
        • Find your like-minded team members
        • Pick a corner of a room
        • 4 per team so you all talk
      • Hierarchical structure the most
      • inclusive, most general concepts at the center top of the map
      • the more specific , less general concepts arranged hierarchically below .
      Use string! Keep the model flexible!
    • Understand Cars: Environmentalists View
    • Recap Brainstorm Collaborate Understand & Innovate !
    • In Summary, why concept map?
      • Constructing Concept Maps enables you to
        • Relate new concepts to existing concepts and ideas – improves understanding
        • Reorganize knowledge
        • Make explicit descriptions of concepts and their interrelationships
        • Deeply process knowledge – promote better remember / retrieve & apply
      • This is important because the world is spinning faster
        • Make sense of all this information being generated, e.g. on wikis and blogs
        • The Semantic Web is coming!
    • Reflect… over a beer?
      • Acknowledgements and thanks:
        • ( Mauro Messerotti, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Trieste)