Enhancing Teacher Metacognitive Learning to Improve Student Academic Performance
Chapter 6. Organizing Conceptual Structures
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ORGANIZING CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES
The structure of a concept map suggests how a person’s knowledge in a particular domain is organized. A network of concepts is a generative structure that involves differentiating ideas. Developing network structures in a concept map for instructional planning can engage teachers’ adaptive expertise to help them advance student learning. ← 113 | 114 →
The practice of adding linking phrases to the concept map prompted forethought about the types of relationships that the teacher wants to express among the big ideas in the concept map. Those relationships form the foundation for his or her instructional planning. In this chapter, we focus on the third practice in the process of constructing the concept map, which involves organizing the relationships into conceptual structures and refining those structures.
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