Concept Mapping Strategies: Content, Tools and Assessment for Human Geography
This article examines the use of concept mapping for formative and summative assessment of northeast Florida middle school students' knowledge of human geography. The students were participants in an afterschool, academic, college reach-out program that provided opportunities to test concept mapping strategies that support spatial thinking and stimulate interest in human geography. The study documents the use of concept mapping for assessment of seventh graders' achievement of a specific lesson and for students' human geography achievement across all implementation grades. Concept mapping results provided insight into aspects of the curriculum and instruction where appropriate modifications could better facilitate meaningful learning. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Geography
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Wehry, Monroe-Ossi, H., Cobb, S., & Fountain, C. (2012). Concept Mapping Strategies: Content, Tools and Assessment for Human Geography. Journal of Geography (Houston), 111(3), 83–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221341.2011.604094