Using creative problem solving to promote students' performance of concept mapping

Kuo Hung Tseng, Chi Cheng Chang, Shi Jer Lou, Pi Shan Hsu

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The purpose of the study was to explore that using creative problem solving can promote students' performance of concept mapping (CMPING). Students were encouraged to use creative problem solving (CPS) in constructing nanometer knowledge structure, and then to promote the performance of CMPING. The knowledge structure was visualized through CMPING which helps students to improve their performance. The participants were 42 college juniors who selected the course "Nano-environmental Engineering Technology". Four instruments were used to classify student learning performance (meaningful learning, rote learning and non-learning). This study included three main issues: (1) Student learning quality was determined by the change in concept map construction. (2) In-depth interviews were applied to understand student's CPS process. (3) Student interaction quality in a discussion board on a web-platform was evaluated. The results showed that meaningful high-level learners successfully applied CPS in constructing concept maps and they presented better performance of CMPING. Rote learners' results were in the second place, and non-learners achieved the worse outcomes. It is suggested that a future teaching study can use creative problem solving to promote students' performance of CMPING in other courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1109
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Technology and Design Education
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Concept mapping
  • Creative problem solving
  • e-Learning

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Using creative problem solving to promote students' performance of concept mapping. / Tseng, Kuo Hung; Chang, Chi Cheng; Lou, Shi Jer; Hsu, Pi Shan.

In: International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.11.2013, p. 1093-1109.

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