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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1010-1014
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-10
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The Effectiveness of Concept Mapping on Learning: A Study in a Saudi College-Level Context

Abdullah M.A. Alhomaidan1,

1Arrass College of Technology, Arrass, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 20, 2015

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Abdullah M.A. Alhomaidan. The Effectiveness of Concept Mapping on Learning: A Study in a Saudi College-Level Context. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1010-1014. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-10

Abstract

Concepts play a key role at the teaching and learning processes of different disciplines, and due to the importance of concepts many researches such as Ausubel [3], Gowin [12], Skinner [25], Piaget [21] and Gagne, [11] believe that concepts and the clarity of them are considered to be the essence of any discipline This study aims to investigate the effect of using concepts mapping on developing the learning outcome of college-level students studying at the College of Technology at Arrass. In order to achieve this objective two groups (experimental and control) were randomly assigned by the researcher; the experimental group has been asked to employ concepts mapping in their learning, while the control group members were not given instructions to do so. Both groups were tested before and after the study. The posttests results showed that the experimental group members scored higher grades compared to counterparts in the control group.

Keywords:
concept mapping speaking english college of technology TVTC Saudi Arabia

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