KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION IN CONCEPT MAPS - Teacher Students’ Representations of the Relatedness of Physics Concepts

Maija Nousiainen, Ismo Koponen

Abstract

Conceptual understanding of physics is based on understanding what the key concepts are and how they are related. In learning and teaching connections which tie concepts to each other give direction of progress - there is a flux of information. We discuss here how such ordering of concepts can be made visible by using concept maps and how the maps can be used in analysing the students’ views and ideas about the inherent logic of the relatedness of concepts. The approach discussed here is informed by the recent cognitively oriented ideas of knowledge organization concentrating on simple knowledge-organization patterns and how they form the basis of more complex concept networks. The results show that even in well connected maps there can be abrupt changes in the information flux in the way knowledge is passed from the initial levels to the final levels. This suggests that handling the information content is very demanding and perhaps a very difficult skill for a teacher student to master.

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Nousiainen M. and Koponen I. (2011). KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION IN CONCEPT MAPS - Teacher Students’ Representations of the Relatedness of Physics Concepts . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 139-144. DOI: 10.5220/0003615801390144


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@conference{keod11,
author={Maija Nousiainen and Ismo Koponen},
title={KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION IN CONCEPT MAPS - Teacher Students’ Representations of the Relatedness of Physics Concepts},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={139-144},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003615801390144},
isbn={978-989-8425-80-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
TI - KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION IN CONCEPT MAPS - Teacher Students’ Representations of the Relatedness of Physics Concepts
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Nousiainen M.
AU - Koponen I.
PY - 2011
SP - 139
EP - 144
DO - 10.5220/0003615801390144