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Title: Using Concept Maps to Assess Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Connections Between Statistical Concepts
Contributor(s): Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline  (author); Reading, Christine Elizabeth  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: Concept maps are powerful tools for representing understanding of a concept. After designing a teaching sequence for the statistics content of a senior secondary mathematics syllabus, pre-service teachers were asked to prepare a concept map to demonstrate their understanding of the connection between the different concepts that had been included in the sequence. The concept maps prepared by the pre-service teachers were analysed in relation to what connections were made and the quality of the connecting statements. Results showed that these pre-service teachers had very different perceptions of the connections between the basic statistical concepts. Drawing the concept maps assisted the pre-service teachers to consider the concepts at a meta-level. How the concepts maps might be used as a tool for aiding the planning of learning sequences is worthy of investigation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: IASE/ISI 2007: Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics, Guimaraes, Portugal, 19th - 21st August, 2007
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the IASE/ISI-Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics, p. 1-11
Publisher: International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) & International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Place of Publication: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)

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