Concept Maps/Graphs/Trees/Vines In Education

Abstract

In this paper we provide a history and use of concept maps and discuss the use of such maps in education, referring to the various stages of the instructional process. We also define concept graphs and trees, which provide educational researchers access to the rich tools and methods of graph theory. For concept graphs and trees various optimality criterion have been introduced and an algorithm for constructing such graphs/trees has been provided. Updating concept graphs by using the Bayesian approach has been discussed and an example for a introductory statistics course is given. Later in the paper concept trees are extended to concept vines. An algorithm for the concept vines is also provided. Instructional technology tools that make use of concept maps/ graphs/trees/vines are needed to make them accessible in education. Key-Words: Concept maps, graphs, trees, vines, instructional process, Bayesian approach, instructional

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@inproceedings{SOLVIE2006ConceptMI, title={Concept Maps/Graphs/Trees/Vines In Education}, author={PAMELA A. SOLVIE and Engin A. Sungur}, year={2006} }