Title: Effects of collaborative and individual modes of concept maps on plant science: a comparative analysis
Authors: Ananta Kumar Jena
Addresses: Faculty of Educational Sciences, Assam University Silchar, 788011, Assam, India
Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of innovative spider/hierarchical collaborative concept map approach over spider/hierarchical individual concept map science learning among the elementary school students. Sixty-four seventh-grade students from an Indian elementary school participated in the study. It was an immediate and delayed test experimental design. To identify the effectiveness and differences between spider and hierarchical map approach, concerning collaborative and individual modes of learning; one-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer multiple comparisons test were used. The result suggested that both collaborative spider and hierarchical concept map were significantly better than individual learning in science concept and collaborative spider map activity was significantly better than hierarchical map.
Keywords: collaborative concept maps; hierarchical concept maps; individual concept maps; innovation; learning; plant science; spider concept maps; science education; elementary schools; India; individual learning; science concepts.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.15 No.2, pp.167 - 191
Published online: 21 Jun 2014 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article