Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


Concept Maps as a Learning Strategy

Users: 1 - Average Rating: 5.00

The concept map is a hierarchical graphic representation of a set of key concepts linked together by links defining their relationships, thus improving information accessibility and memorization. It is an active teaching strategy for active learners that promotes scientific knowledge building and meaningful learning. It enables students to become self-directed learners acquiring the skills of critical thinking and well-founded decision making. In addition, it helps teachers clarify the meaning of key concepts in a classroom discussion, identify misconceptions, assess learners' cognitive structures, and measure their prior knowledge and progress. This concise book (only 52 pages, edited in several languages, e.g., English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish) describes several aspects of conceptual maping (whose iterative developing process requires real learning from both teachers and learners) in a divulgative manner, and hence it is a good complement to logical techniques (such as those of formal concept analysis) that automatically allow to extract the concept lattice of a given subject, thus becoming a fundamental tool to be able to customize the learning path of a given student.


Machine Learning

Target Group:

Cite as:
I. Zairi, I. Ben Mrad, M. Ben Mrad (2021), Concept Maps as a Learning Strategy. Our Knowledge Publishing, ISBN 9786204285412.

Author of the review:
Pablo Guerrero-Garcia
University of Malaga


You have to login to leave a comment. If you are not registered click here

Eligius Hendrix

A short book, which gives a lot of intuitive insight into concept maps. When going through, you recognise many features when you have been involved in teaching.