Concept Mapping: a Powerful Tool for Building Actionable Knowledge

If you use it right…

Concept mapping was invented by a team around Joseph D. Novak in the 1970s, initially as a tool for representing how students understand a specific problem or topic – as a better way for researchers to take notes than just free text or recording. But, shortly after, the team found out it is also a great educational aid. Not only for assessment, to see whether the student understands correctly, but also for explaining and summarizing, when a teacher prepares the map, and, most importantly, for learning itself – when the students learn through participation in concept mapping.


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