At ResearchED Birmingham last weekend, Alex Weatherall and I used our presentation to sound out the delegates on an idea that stemmed from our previous discussions on Touchpaper Problem 4: determining the complexity of a concept. Many thanks to everyone who attended and listened to us. Even more thanks to those who have since been in touch with reviews, comments, questions and suggestions.
I have blogged previously about why a concept map is a useful thing:
- … it makes you think about the order you do things in as a teacher.
- … it helps you pitch work at the right level for your students.
- … you can become more confident in sequencing units of work.
- … it identifies gaps in your own subject knowledge.
- … it provides you with a diagnostic for correctly identifying your students’ misconceptions.
- … it can help you pre-empt difficulties.
- … it involves identifying threshold…
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