The Concept Maps as a Didactic Resource Tool of Meaningful Learning in Astronomy Themes

de Assis Silveira, Felipa Pacífico Ribeiro and Mendonça, Conceição Aparecida Soares (2015) The Concept Maps as a Didactic Resource Tool of Meaningful Learning in Astronomy Themes. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 19. pp. 93-121. ISSN 1806-7573


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This article presents the results of an investigation that sought to understand the performance of the conceptual map (MC) as a teaching resource facilitator of meaningful learning of scientific concepts on astronomical themes, developed with elementary school students. The methodology employed to obtain and process the data was based on a quantitative and qualitative approach. On the quantitative level we designed a quasi-experimental research with a control group that did not use the MC and an experimental group that used the MC, both being evaluated in the beginning and end of the process. In this case, the performance of both groups is displayed in a descriptive and analytical study. In the qualitative approach, the MCs were interpreted using the structuring and assigned meanings shared by the student during his/her presentation. The results demonstrated through the improvement of qualifications that the MC made a difference in conceptual learning and in certain skills revealed by learning indicators.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 09:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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