July 2, 2008

Day 2, Session 4

Pei-Ling Liu, Effects of Computer-assisted Concept Mapping on EFL Students' English Reading.

She claims there are two types of concept maps, inner to outer and upper to lower. She wants to know if concept mapping is a useful strategy for high and low achieving students. She used concept mapping to help scaffold a procedure on using English language learner articles. She finds that good readers created far more complex concept maps. All readers using concept maps improved over readers who did not, but poor readers benefited the most from creating a concept map of a reading exercise.