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Knowledge management methods and strategies for learning and teaching

Teaching and learning with concept maps


Main receivers (list without order of priority):
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teachers of any educational level

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special needs teaching assistants

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students of qualification courses for teaching

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students of schools of education

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educators of professional courses

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cognitive psychologists and related professions

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principals of educational institutions interested in the promotion and valorization of their own centers

 

Characteristics of the course:

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Maximum number of trainees: 20

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Start date: On request

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Duration: 14 weeks (in two parts)

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Necessary mean time: Four hours a week

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Language: English

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Modality: E-Learning

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Schedule: Free, at your own pace and at your own place

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Course type: Professional development

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Presentation format: Knowledge bases, concept maps and texts

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Tutoring: Direct 1:1 chat with tutor on request; eventually, group discussions; e-mail exchange with tutors; question / answer.

To take this course, specific computer knowledge is not required, only being a computer user and being interested in learning and teaching technologies.

 

Why must I take this course?

1. For my professional development.

2. To acquire better teaching methods.

3. To comply with the principle of least effort, maximum relaxation and best results.

4. It is an investment in my career

This course wants to give educators the opportunity to acquire the essential tools for using knowledge technologies in education, using this educational tool at its full power.

The course avails of practical exercising with the software Knowledge Master, of which a free temporary license is comprised in the course fee.

Course units

 
      Unit                      Topics

Topics in Part I

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Preliminary: How to activate KM and course resources

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1. Introduction to technology and basic principles
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Work mode. Introduction to knowledge representation technology principles. Different kinds of maps: diagram, cognitive maps, mind maps, concept maps, semantic networks. Basic issues.

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2. The approach to technology and the creation of the first maps
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Creating maps from templates or from scratch.

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3. The expression of contents: concepts
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Representation of contents. Identification of contents, definition of context, concept types (categories or roles); instances of concepts.

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4. Knowledge representation: relations
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Knowledge representation in map structure (logic and verbalization). Structure and connectivity; propositions; relations and relation types. Graphical style of arrows

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5. The well done map
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Conceptualization. Correct identification of map components: concepts, relations, context. Updating the map from a digital text. Propositional export.

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6. Profiting from the rules of visual perception
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Basic principles of perception. Development of connectivity without affecting visual perception. The dimensions or layers, visual and logical resource. The most relevant concepts.

7. The complete map: coursework
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Summarization of topics and course assessment tasks.

Topics in Part II

     Unit                      Topics

 

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1. "Reading the map"; semantic search and paths
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Navigation of the map. Semantic search and semantic paths, reasoning and analysis tools. Examples of navigation and searching.

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2. Analyzing and searching in concept maps
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Local and global text search, an informational resource. Searching by classes, representation validity control. Searching in Internet, the cognitive guide for the personal WEB. Structured export: how to build text documents from map contents.

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3. Export and exchange tools
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Collaboration and distance learning: map export and presentation in external formats. Electronic mail. Using Internet.

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4. Multimedia in the map.
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Multimodal interface and knowledge structure. The intelligent use of voice in the map. The cognitive association between multimedia and the map. Spell check and contents translation.

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5. Teaching with concept maps
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Teaching with concept maps: revealing the map development, the active presentation of contents. Procedural knowledge and conceptual knowledge: using paths and other resources. Metacognitive education. Facilitating the deep understanding of a subject.

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6. Learning with concept maps
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Interactivity, participation and responsibility. Multimodal interface: logical and linguistic stimulus; visual and auditive stimulus; perception and motivation = active participation. Tutorial functions and searching. Effects on some disabilities or special needs.

7. Map assessment and assessing with the map
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Assessment and learning symptoms. Quantitative and qualitative map assessment. "Written" work and map (creation, modification and analysis) based oral examinations. Discussing a map.

PW  Project work: final coursework

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