THE CONTRIBUTION OF CONCEPT MAPS TO THE LEARNING PROCESS IN THE SUBJECT MFAC
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
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Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge that contribute to achieving significant learning. With the integration into the European Higher Education Area, and the diffusion of tools to generate these maps, its use has started to spread among the teams of teachers from multiple disciplines.
The goal of this project is to develop and present educational resources used for both e-learning and learning face to face, for the subject Models for computer-aided manufacturing. Each of these materials or resources are presented in the framework of the methodology implemented in the subject and are related to the achievement of objectives and competencies and to the evaluation. Also, the degree of acceptance and the evaluation made by students of these materials and resources as a learning tool are shown.
This paper presents the results of the research network about the implementation of ECTS for the subject Models for computer-aided manufacturing (MFAC). The objectives of this network will be shown and cognitive and conceptual maps will be defined. The tools reviewed by students will be analyzed and finally, the results of the research network will be discussed.
*This work has been funded by the Groups of Technological & Educational Innovation of the University of Alicante, reference number GITE-09018-UA.
Keywords: Concept, cognitive and mental maps, Learning Tools, Models for Computer-Aided Manufacturing.