"Mapping Biology Knowledge" addresses two key topics in thecontext of biology, promoting meaningful learning and knowledgemapping as a strategy for achieving this goal. Meaning-making andmeaning-building are examined from multiple perspectives throughoutthe book. In many biology courses, students become so mired in detailthat they fail to grasp the big picture. Various strategies areproposed for helping instructors focus on the big picture, using theneed to know' principle to decide the level of detail students musthave in a given situation. The metacognitive tools described hereserve as support systems for the mind, creating an arena in whichlearners can operate on ideas. They include concept maps, clustermaps, webs, semantic networks, and conceptual graphs. These tools, compared and contrasted in this book, are also useful for building andassessing students' content and cognitive skills. The expanding roleof computers in mapping biology knowledge is also explored.
Series: Science & Technology Education Library
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: November 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 12.14
Weight (kg): 0.32