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Teaching and learning with concept maps.

Research paper by Jobeth J Pilcher

Indexed on: 19 Aug '11Published on: 19 Aug '11Published in: Neonatal network : NN



Abstract

Concept maps are teaching and learning tools that incorporate visual and written representations of related information. Nurse educators can employ concept mapping in various situations to promote a deeper level of learning and to improve retention of information among their students. Concept mapping has been suggested as a tool to assist in planning nursing care and developing critical thinking skills, as well as for evaluation of course learning. Evidence indicates that concept maps provide a more authentic assessment of participants' knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and ability to link concepts than do traditional tests.