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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2014, 2(5), 111-117
DOI: 10.12691/jbms-2-5-4
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Concept Maps: Evaluation Models for Educators

Edson Coutinho1,

1Business Department, Centro Universitário da FEI, Sáo Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Pub. Date: December 04, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Business Education – Pedagogical practices)

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Edson Coutinho. Concept Maps: Evaluation Models for Educators. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2014; 2(5):111-117. doi: 10.12691/jbms-2-5-4


Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge. This paper aims to present seven models in order to assess concept maps of students in classroom. These assessment models provide teachers (or professors) with a tool to evaluating concept maps and reinforcing the learning method instead of traditional teaching methods present in some higher educational institutions, such as in Brazil. To build this paper, this author made a deep research in national and international journals in order do find assessment models of concept maps. This paper does not propose to debate or discuss which model is considered the most suitable for the assessment. However it is possible to observe that the models have some “common” dimensions of evaluation, even though three of them have a larger number of dimensions or assessment. Thus, it is up to educators to choose the most suitable model for their needs and also considering the scope of each course. Future studies should put in practice some of these models with purpose to foment this knowledge area.

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