Utilizing Personal Meaning Mapping to assemble information on school visits to science focuses .

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Using Personal Meaning Mapping to gather data on school visits to science centres. Anthony Lelliott Marang Centre, Division of Maths and Science Education, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. anthony.lelliott@wits.ac.za. My study.
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Utilizing Personal Meaning Mapping to assemble information on school visits to science focuses Anthony Lelliott Marang Center, Division of Maths and Science Education, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg anthony.lelliott@wits.ac.za

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My study School visits to the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory Visitors\' Center 26 review 7 and 8 understudies amid school visits. Focus is instructional instead of free-decision. Today\'s presentation: adapting instead of full of feeling and "fun" parts of visit. Study did not utilize "innovation" to assemble information MIL-RM London 2007

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HartRAO MIL-RM London 2007

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Visitor Learning Contextual Model of Learning (Falk and Dierking 2000) Human Constructivism (Novak & teammates) Combination of Ausubel\'s hypothesis of significant learning with standards of constructivism Conceptual Change hypothesis amended by Alsop and Watts (1997) MIL-RM London 2007

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Research Questions (determination) To what degree do understudies realize during the time spent a visit to a planetarium or the guests\' focal point of a cosmic observatory? What are understudies\' individual encounters of the visit? How do understudies\' interests and earlier information influence the learning background of a school visit? MIL-RM London 2007

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Methods Participants: 26 understudies from 4 private and government funded schools in and around Johannesburg. Educators not included in the study. Accommodation inspecting. Information gathering pre-amid and post-visit. Understudies finished Personal Meaning Maps . Understudies met on premise of what they had composed/drawn. Organized meeting on parts of stargazing. Perceptions & field notes amid visits. MIL-RM London 2007

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Concept Mapping Students instructed how to outline possess comprehension of ideas, associating them fittingly (e.g. "x causes y", "an is a piece of b"). Utilized before, amid and after a point is educated in the classroom Students\' maps regularly contrasted and a specialist outline, scored as needs be. MIL-RM London 2007

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Personal Meaning Mapping Prior to visit sheet of paper, expression incite. Guest utilizes ink shading 1 Interview in view of PMM. Ink shading 2. Post visit Original PMM came back to guest. Augmentations/cancellations/modifications. Ink shading 3. 2 nd meet. Ink shading 4. MIL-RM London 2007

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Personal Meaning Map MIL-RM London 2007

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Analysis of PMMs No "right" guide to contrast and. A guest\'s PMM is their own build of learning/comprehension. Falk prescribes investigation crosswise over four measurements of learning: degree, expansiveness, profundity, and dominance. For the most part quantitative. Utilized subjectively as a part of my study. MIL-RM London 2007

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Gugu – an understudy who evidently \'learnt nothing\' from the visit Post-visit score Pre-visit score MIL-RM London 2007

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Gugu\'s pre-visit PMM MIL-RM London 2007

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Some of Gugu\'s pre-visit information She recorded the nine planets: Jupiter is the greatest planet and Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun. She alluded to stars as being "a lighting thing" made by God, and that they are our "companions, family and negbour" (sic). At the point when tested about her PMM, she affirmed that "God made stars with the goal that it can sparkle during the evening". In spite of the fact that she knew the term system she was not able clarify its significance or its relationship to the term Milky Way. She likewise seemed to have varying thoughts on outsiders. Having said she doesn\'t put stock in them in the organized meeting, she specified that a few planets have them in the PMM. MIL-RM London 2007

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Some of Gugu\'s post-visit information She "saw which bottle goes high and low" – a reference to the \'Coke container rockets\' which understudies utilized as a part of a movement. Extra planets to the nine named ones. Extra realities about the nine planets. Dark spots on the Sun. Different components of Mars: water, land, and circle. A portrayal of the Moon arrival and the time taken to arrive A star greater than the Sun. MIL-RM London 2007

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Implications of Gugu\'s PMMs During the organized meeting addressing, she demonstrated no change in her insight or comprehension. PMM demonstrated that Gugu had procured a few truths about space science which would not be clear amid routine pre-post test techniques. Out-of-school adapting needs to utilize an assortment of techniques (e.g. PMM, interviews, expositions, drawings) to decide the degree of learning. MIL-RM London 2007

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Use of PMMs in relationship with field trips/visits A contrasting option to indicative testing preceding beginning a point or going on a visit. Educators could request that their understudies finish a PMM, keeping in mind the end goal to decide the earlier information of every individual from the class. A moderately short investigation would empower an instructor to tailor his or her educating to the understudies\' earlier learning, and additionally target people and gatherings for enhancement or remediation. MIL-RM London 2007

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PMM in research - issues Where conceivable, invest sufficient energy in preparatory investigation of the PMM before the underlying meeting. Additionally, invest sufficient energy in investigation of the PMM before the second round of information accumulation, and preceding the second meeting. Try different things with the two options of giving the first PMM back to the members for expansion/redress and requesting that they finish another PMM. What exactly degree does the very demonstration of finishing a PMM result in conceivable changes in individuals\' reasoning about the point? MIL-RM London 2007

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