Viz Think 4 Concept Mapping V4


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Viz Think 4 Concept Mapping V4

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