Improving reading comprehension using the cooperative mind mapping summary strategy

Gloria Yi Ming Kao, Ju I. Cheng, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

Becoming an effective reader requires cultivating habits of extensive reading and acquiring efficient reading strategies. This study investigated the reading comprehension performance of learners with three different reading summary strategies: "cooperative mind maps," "co-text," and "individual mind maps." Participants were 272 high school students. The result showed that the "cooperative mind map group" significantly outperformed the “individual mind map group,” indicating that the group discussion process is essential to build deeper comprehensive understanding of the reading material, given the same condition of using the mind mapping tool to write summaries. Our major results showed that combining group discussion with a mind map as a visual summary writing tool is the most beneficial approach for improving students' reading performance. In addition, through the summary construction process using the mind mapping tool rather than a simple text tool, students could better identify important concepts, think about relationships and hierarchies between concepts, and thus developed a better ability to organize and understand the reading content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages249-251
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period17/12/417/12/8

Keywords

  • Cooperative learning
  • Individual learning
  • Mind map
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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    Kao, G. Y. M., Cheng, J. I., & Tsai, C. C. (2017). Improving reading comprehension using the cooperative mind mapping summary strategy. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Mitrovic, J-C. Yang, S. L. Wong, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 249-251). (Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.