The Effect of Concept Mapping as A Teaching Strategy in Attainment of Biological Science Concepts Among Secondary School Students

Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 8, Sept. 2014

11 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2014

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V Reddy

Sri Krishnadevaraya University

K. P. Subbaiah

Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Date Written: September 1, 2014

Abstract

Concept mapping can be contrasted with the similar idea of mind mapping, which is often restricted to radial hierarchies and tree structures. Among the various schema and techniques for visualizing ideas, processes, organizations. The present paper was aimed to test the six major hypotheses. The Present study is of quasi-experimental in nature (pre- test, post-test design) which includes experimental and control group of secondary school students. The study involves the development of concept maps with other a supporting materials to reach certain selected concepts in science for experimental group, whereas control group were used to study the effectiveness of concept mapping as teaching strategy. The Present study is of quasi-experimental in nature ( pre- test, post-test design) which includes experimental and control group of secondary school students. The study involves the development of concept maps with other a supporting materials to reach certain selected concepts in science for experimental group, whereas control group were used to study the effectiveness of concept mapping as teaching strategy. Self prepared concept mapping scale has reliability varying with age from 0.83 to 0.93 and it is valid. It is found that concept mapping was effective teaching strategy compared to conventional method of teaching. Concept mapping as a teaching strategy improved achievement in science. Concept mapping as a teaching strategy helped in attainment of concepts. Concept mapping was effective tools to evaluate science concepts. Boys and Girls do not differ in their concept mapping ability.

Keywords: Concept mapping, quasi-experimental, gender, science, significant, reliability.

Suggested Citation

Reddy, V and Subbaiah, K. P., The Effect of Concept Mapping as A Teaching Strategy in Attainment of Biological Science Concepts Among Secondary School Students (September 1, 2014). Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 8, Sept. 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503863

V Reddy (Contact Author)

Sri Krishnadevaraya University ( email )

India

K. P. Subbaiah

Sri Krishnadevaraya University

India

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