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Assessment of Concept Mapping Models and Structured Content Models

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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October 19, 2019

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Ocean and Marine Division Technical Session 2

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Ocean and Marine

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Mysore Narayanan Miami University

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DR. MYSORE NARAYANAN obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, England in the area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He joined Miami University in 1980 and teaches a wide variety of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering courses. He has been invited to contribute articles to several encyclopedias and has published and presented dozens of papers at local, regional , national and international conferences. He has also designed, developed, organized and chaired several conferences for Miami University and conference sessions for a variety of organizations. He is a senior member of IEEE and is a member of ASME, SIAM, ASEE and AGU. He is actively involved in CELT activities and regularly participates and presents at the Lilly Conference. He has been the recipient of several Faculty Learning Community awards. He is also very active in assessment activities and has presented more than thirty five papers at various Assessment Institutes. His posters in the areas of Assessment, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Socratic Inquisition have received widespread acclaim from several scholars in the area of Cognitive Science and Educational Methodologies. He has received the Assessment of Critical Thinking Award twice and is currently working towards incorporating writing assignments that enhance students’ critical thinking capabilities.

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A well–designed instructional module ensures that the subject matter content is effectively integrated with the presentation format. In other words, the instructor attempts to blend the presentation and content in theory as well as practice. In reality, the instructor should assume the role of a facilitator and effectively utilize modern technology to experiment on innovative ideas. The ultimate objective is a delivery mechanism that can lead to new classroom instructional strategies. Researchers are also of the opinion that education in a new learning paradigm will better prepare students for the work ahead of them. Whether it be performance arts like theater and music, or be it a laboratory setting like physics or biology, student performance can be effectively accentuated by adopting creative instructional lesson plans. Furthermore, many of our educational institutions have tried to move away from emphasizing the establishment of a strong knowledge-base. In this paper the author discusses two models that he has successfully utilized for accentuating student performance. The first is identified as Concept Mapping Model and the second in identified as Structured Content Model. These two models are of particular interest to Ocean Engineering Courses because certain topics and subject matter can be better presented to the students by selective choice of one of these two models. In certain Ocean Engineering foundation courses it is very important to stress and cover the fundamental concepts and one has to utilize Structured Content Model. In upper level courses, however the students may benefit with the use of Concept Mapping Model because strong foundation and important concepts have already been established in lower level, elementary and basic courses.

Narayanan, M. (2019, June), Assessment of Concept Mapping Models and Structured Content Models Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32127

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