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cck08 Mapping out connectivism in CMAP

I have had a stab at creating a cmap for a situated learning research paper. It took me a few tries before I got the hang of CMAP. It has some excellent features including browsing the network for public CMAPs shared by others.

Anyway, here’s my first CMAP on connectivism based on the bits that I have read and listened to. As I continue following this course, I will make revisions to my own thinking and future iterations of this CMAP on Connectivism.

Illustration of ideas and concepts from connectivism.

Illustration of ideas and concepts from connectivism

Please feel free to comment or point out suggestions to improve this CMAP.

September 24, 2008 at 1:52 pm 4 comments

Summary of Barab’s Paper

Barab, S., Zuiker, S., Warren, S., et. al. (2007)  Situationally Embodied Curriculum: Relating Formalisms and Contexts Science Education, 91 (5), 750-782.

Gaming environments (MUVEs) provide educators the tools to enrich the teaching of science education by providing a rich context for students who are dealing with concepts and complex ideas for e.g in this paper ecological principles. Situative embodiment is defined as  “immersing student in rich, interactive narrative about serious ecological problems”. The researchers used a design-based research approach whereby the researchers are part of the design “experiment” and taking a lead from a particular theoretical approach of situated learning, the ongoing research provides feedback to researchers to make changes in the research study and design of the curriculum. The challenge for the researchers was how to design a MUVE that will allow students to learn the formalisms (implicitly and explicitly) and then abstract to other context.

Here’s my CMAP of some of the key ideas from the paper.

Illustration of key concepts from Barab's paper.

Illustration of key concepts from Barab

If you are familiar with this work, feel free to comment about the cmap.

September 24, 2008 at 10:48 am 1 comment


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