CmapTools as a Key Tool for Improving Academic Achievement in University Students

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Title: CmapTools as a Key Tool for Improving Academic Achievement in University Students
Authors: Navarro Soria, Ignasi | Real Fernández, Marta | González Gómez, Carlota
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Psicología Evolutiva y Criminología (GIPEC) | Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Conceptual Map | Academic Performance | Meaningful Learning | Cmap Tools
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2017
Publisher: American Association for Science and Technology
Citation: International Journal of Modern Education Research. 2017, 4(6): 81-84
Abstract: For this study, 634 students were recruited and they consisted of an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group was instructed and elaborated conceptual maps through the CmapTools software with respect to the study of the taught contents. The control group used study techniques of their own free choosing and with no prior instruction. The objective was to detect whether statistically significant differences between the two groups occur at the level of academic performance. For this purpose, the whole sample was evaluated by means of using the same examination-type testing over the whole sample. The obtained data reveal that the scores are higher in the experimental group than in the control group. Hence, it can be concluded that simple modifications in pedagogical strategy significantly improve the teaching-learning process and consequently improve the average performance of the students.
Sponsor: The present work is part of the REDES-I3CE Program of research in university teaching of the Vice-Rectorate of Quality and Educational Innovation-Institute of Educational Sciences of the University of Alicante (call 2016-17), Ref.: [3666].
ISSN: 2375-3781
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © American Association for Science and Technology
Peer Review: si
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