As a former engineer, of the electrical / electronics type (BSEE), and an MBA grad (finance and marketing), I have an affinity for diagrams, especially those with boxes, circles, arrows, and cogent text conveying nearly the “1,000 words” equivalent of a picture, maybe even more. So when my C&I (curriculum and instruction) prof led a recent class on concept maps, I was engrossed in the activity, and sold on the possibilities to use them in classrooms as tools with which students could relate the multitude of concepts tossed at them within a course.
A quick google of “concept map” took me to Wikipedia’s site which works fine for me as general background, and tutorial. So for further details, check out their site. Here’s a brief excerpt from that site.A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts. They are graphical tools for organizing and representing
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