International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Concept Mapping For Developing Competencies in European Higher Education Area
Dr. Esteban Vázquez-Cano, Dr. Eloy López-Meneses, Dr. Esther Fernández-Márquez

The study describes an experience of university innovation on the educational implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education with the use of conceptual digital interactive maps developed in different practice sessions of the training module called: “New Information Technologies and Communication” (Master of Teacher of Secondary Education), taught at the University Pablo de Olavide of Seville (Spain) during the academic year 2010–2012. Its objectives include: promoting active and independent role of students in the process of knowledge construction; designing and developing interactive concept maps about the main strengths and weaknesses of ICT in educational contexts with social software applications and promote multimodal learning among students. Through a qualitative and descriptive methodology, we infer several conclusions: concept mapping promotes the construction and management of knowledge by the student, allows estimation of the understanding of teaching graduate students in relation to the implications of ICT in Education, and facilitates multimodal learning.

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