CMC2016 Workshops 2017-04-11T14:35:34+00:00

Workshops

Because of circumstances beyond our control, both because of the  impossibility of an instructor to attend and the number of registrations in some of the planned post-conference workshops, we have had to consolidate the post-conference workshops into one. Participants who have already registered have the option of attending this workshop or getting a refund at the registration desk.

Introduction to Concept Mapping

Instructors: Alberto J. Cañas, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA, Priit Reiska, Tallinn University, Estonia, Rodrigo Carvajal, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, USA, Carmen M. Collado, USA

This workshop will be an introduction to concept mapping and to the CmapTools software. Its purpose is to introduce participants to the theory and techniques of concept mapping, its applications in different domains, in particular in education, as a preparation for the conference. Its aimed at conference participants who have little or no familiarity with concept mapping, with the purpose of providing them with enough understandings to take full advantage of participating in CMC2016. In addition, CmapTools will be introduced as the concept mapping software and participants will learn to use it when they construct their first concept maps.

The Introduction to Concept Mapping Workshop will be held on Sunday Sept. 4 from 9AM-1PM at the main campus of Tallinn University.

Concept Mapping in the Classroom

Instructors: Alberto J. Cañas, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA, Priit Reiska, Tallinn University, Estonia, Rodrigo Carvajal, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, USA, Carmen M. Collado, USA

This workshop will focus on applications of Concept Mapping pertaining to student-centered classroom instruction and pre-service teacher training.  The idea is to explore the whole learning process, including student activities, identification of misconceptions, and assessment, which will  focus on discussing the questions: (a) Why is necessary to assess concept maps? (b) Who is a good concept mapper? (c) How to assess concept maps (d) How to use concept mapping for assessment? Workshop participants will be provided with authentic examples and be able to discuss/debrief about how cmaps empower learners. The workshop will be held in a computer lab, and so bringing a laptop with CmapTools installed is optional.

The Concept Mapping in the Classroom Workshop will be held on Friday Sept. 9, from 1-5 PM at the main campus of Tallinn University (walking distance from hotel where the sessions are held). Workshops are not included in the registration fee, and must be paid for separately.