Knowledge Cartography

Software Tools and Mapping Techniques

By Alexandra Okada , Simon J. Buckingham Shum , Tony Sherborne

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8480-0148-0
  • 424 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $159.00
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Knowledge maps are ideal tools for capturing, organizing and extracting meaning from many different sources. They provide powerful graphic tools for classifying, representing and communicating all kinds of information. This book discusses significant new research and explains its underlying principles in terms of Knowledge Cartography. It offers a rich variety of conceptual frameworks, mapping techniques and case studies. Readers are shown how to apply knowledge maps in different teaching, learning and knowledge management contexts. Discussions include: What theories help us to understand knowledge maps in learning? What are the best methodologies and techniques for creating knowledge maps? What best practices exist in the use of mapping for learning? What are the difficulties and challenges of using knowledge cartography in learning? Presenting conceptual foundations and orientation to the different approaches with illustrated practical methods and case studies, this book provides invaluable insight for researchers and graduates.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. From the contents Empirical Studies of the Value of Conceptually Explicit Notations in Collaborative Learning.
  2. Concept Mapping using CMapTools to Enhance Meaningful Learning.
  3. Enhancing Collaborative and Meaningful Language Learning through Concept Mapping.
  4. Thinking Maps: A Visual Language for Learning.
  5. The Constructivist Mapping of Internet Information at Work with Nestor.
  6. Cognitive and Pedagogical Benefits of Argument Mapping.
  7. Scaffolding School Pupils Scientific Argumentation with Evidence
  8. based Dialogue Maps.
  9. Argument Diagramming: The Araucaria Project.
  10. Mapping the Curriculum: How Concept Maps can Improve the Effectiveness of Course Development.
  11. Using Compendium as a Tool to Support the Design of Learning Activities.
  12. Performing Knowledge Art: Understanding Collaborative Cartography.
  13. Knowledge Cartography for Controversies: The Iraq Debate.
  14. Computer Supported Agreement Visualisation.
  15. Human
  16. Agent Knowledge Cartography for e
  17. science: NASA Field Trials at the Mars Desert Research Station.
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