Journal of College Science Teaching Volume 36, Number 4, ISSN 0047-231X
Not all demonstrations involve using exciting visual displays of one or a series of scientific principles. Demonstrations can be as simple as showing the interrelationship between scientific concepts or principles using concept maps. Concepts maps are tools that help people conceptualize and remember a conglomeration of facts making up complex topics or paradigms. They promote creativity and flexibility because they place facts in the construct of the student's learning modality. In this article, the author presents the pattern of organization that concept maps follow. Furthermore, for faculty, the strength of concept map is that it is a simple diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making. (Contains 2 figures.)
Shmaefsky, B.R. (2007). E-Concept Mapping. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36(4), 14-15.