Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit

Ria Kicken, Elise Ernes, Ilja Hoogenberg-Engbers, Gloria Gomez

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The paper reports on case studies in which an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit was incorporated as a didactic tool in the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties. The Kit was introduced to replace methods such as topic webs, or complement others such as conversation exchange. Three pilots were carried out between 2012 and 2015, with escalating numbers in participation and duration. The paper focuses on the teachers, their training, implementation, and their motivations for incorporating concept mapping in interactive learning language. The outcomes report on how the teachers’ practice has been transformed and improved. The children’s perspective on the topic comes through in the teachers’ opinions. Concept mapping turned out to enhance meaning negotiation, active inquiry and collaboration during teaching interactive learning language. Teachers reported that it had great impact on children’s language development, vocabulary and spontaneous speech, while it had minimal impact on the way activities were performed in everyday classes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovating with Concept Mapping : Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping
EditorsAlberto Cañas, Priit Reiska, Joseph Novak
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2016
Pages112-127
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45500-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-45501-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Concept Mapping - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 5. Sep 20169. Sep 2016
Conference number: 7

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Conference7th International Conference on Concept Mapping
Number7
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period05/09/201609/09/2016
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume635
ISSN1865-0929

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Kicken, R., Ernes, E., Hoogenberg-Engbers, I., & Gomez, G. (2016). Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. In A. Cañas, P. Reiska, & J. Novak (Eds.), Innovating with Concept Mapping: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping (pp. 112-127). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol.. 635 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45501-3_9
Kicken, Ria ; Ernes, Elise ; Hoogenberg-Engbers, Ilja ; Gomez, Gloria. / Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. Innovating with Concept Mapping: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping. editor / Alberto Cañas ; Priit Reiska ; Joseph Novak. Springer, 2016. pp. 112-127 (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 635).
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Kicken, R, Ernes, E, Hoogenberg-Engbers, I & Gomez, G 2016, Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. in A Cañas, P Reiska & J Novak (eds), Innovating with Concept Mapping: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping. Springer, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 635, pp. 112-127, Tallinn, Estonia, 05/09/2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45501-3_9

Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. / Kicken, Ria; Ernes, Elise; Hoogenberg-Engbers, Ilja; Gomez, Gloria.

Innovating with Concept Mapping: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping. ed. / Alberto Cañas; Priit Reiska; Joseph Novak. Springer, 2016. p. 112-127 (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 635).

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Kicken R, Ernes E, Hoogenberg-Engbers I, Gomez G. Improving the teaching of children with severe speech-language difficulties by introducing an Authoring Concept Mapping Kit. In Cañas A, Reiska P, Novak J, editors, Innovating with Concept Mapping: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping. Springer. 2016. p. 112-127. (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 635). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45501-3_9