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Using Knowledge Master in Education

A visual thinking and knowledge management tool

The Knowledge Master concept mapping approach is used at a growing rate in learning in all environments: school, academic, distance learning, learning organizations, lifelong learning.

 


Success in learning can only be achieved with certain though simple rules. Knowledge Masterís innovation on concept mapping waves that learning (personal or institutional) always requires the same functions and strategies and is independent of age. Deep interaction is the winning strategy. Contents change.BlackBoard1.gif

Everything in Knowledge Master is aimed at knowledge and learning. The use of concept maps at school becomes a rational approach, a metacognitive teaching strategy, in tune with the natural mode of working of the human mind.


Teachers use Knowledge Master concept maps mainly to:
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Plan courses, curriculum, and to organize teaching strategies.

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Rapidly assess student knowledge.

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Plan remedial activities.

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Review topics.

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Present courses and curricula.

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Organize presentations and classroom lessons.

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Interactively present new concepts, with map animation.

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Assist special needs students.

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Assess students' knowledge.

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Accelerate learning and teaching.

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Help students with problems in reading understanding and writing.

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Increase teaching productivity.

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Recognize student's misconceptions.

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Home schooling.

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Hospital schooling.

 

Students use Knowledge Master concept maps mainly to:
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Stimulate cognitive skills with higher class memory training.

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Analyze contents with question/answer sessions using all channels: structure, text reading, voice.

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Organize materials.

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Search the maps for terms, words, categories, to find anything.

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Search in Internet and create their own mapped selection of online materials.

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Develop ideas and concepts.

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Learn languages with an open method.

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Be assisted or operate autonomously in case of disabilities (dyslexia, ADD, visual, working memory issues, etc).

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Organize thinking through memory training and interaction.

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Integrate large bodies of information.

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Express their own current knowledge about a topic.

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Integrate new concepts in their own knowledge structure.

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Fix the learnt material in their long term memory.

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Study for the exams.

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Analyze subject contents.

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Animate the sequence in which the map was created.

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Collaborate with peers and tutors on a network.

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Create maps directly from digital text, aided by spell-check and voice.

 

 
Other uses of Knowledge Master concept maps:
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Directly uptake text contents into a map.

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Eliminate complexity and communicate complex ideas.

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Recognize student's misconceptions.

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Assess the learning state of a student.

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Tune learning abilities and the use of memory.

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Help children with difficulties in reading understanding.

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Improve reading skills.

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Preparation of writing.

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Taking notes.

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Brainstorming.

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Hypertext design and organization.

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Design a complex structure.

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Plan and development of schemes.

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Plan a research.

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Synthesize or abstract a document.

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Search for analogies and models.

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Resolve qualitative problems.

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Enable teachers, instructors and students to create high quality interactive contents.

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Parents use it to help children with homework.

 

 
Advantages of using Knowledge Master concept maps in learning
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KM concept maps are easy to use. Most users become experts in one or two hours.

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Knowledge management methods ease and improve learning.

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Optimal use of student's memory ability, integrating anchor points.

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Development of the student's memory skills.

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It's easy to adapt to specific students needs. Differentiated instruction integrates seamlessly in the inclusive classroom.

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It is currently used in home schooling and hospital schooling

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Practicing multiple intelligences theory is greatly supported by the use of knowledge management methods and strategies in the classroom.

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The tools for network construction augment and improve understanding, and directly influence in knowledge construction. 

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The knowledge management approach improves the problem solving abilities of students.

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It has been demonstrated that when the student previously knows that his understanding on a topic will be evidenced with a map, this fact stimulates him to come prepared to school.

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Interacting with map contents, students show a deep understanding of the subject and with a non-indifferent dose of criticism.

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The same kind of critical analysis is produced among the students when they are required to produce concept maps collaboratively.

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Students improve assimilation of lessons and conferences when the resource used is KM.

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The use of a KM concept map improves the teacher's lesson delivery. 

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Map contents animation stimulates visual perception and renders learning much more interesting.

 

 
 
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punto elenco Active learning
punto elenco Visual learning
punto elenco Automatic assessment questions
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punto elenco Assessing concept maps
punto elenco Conceptual knowledge bases
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punto elenco Collaborative learning
punto elenco Automatic recognition of importance in a map
punto elenco Learning disabilities (dyslexia, ADD, etc)
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