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Concept mapping as a strategy for higher performance in automobile engineering exams

Mat Saman, Muhamad Zameri and Daud, Mohd. Fadzil and Udin, Amirmudin and Dagala, Victor Medugu (2015) Concept mapping as a strategy for higher performance in automobile engineering exams. International Journal Of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6 (7). pp. 1304-1306. ISSN 2229-5518

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Abstract

worldwide, concept mapping is not a new technique. However, it is yet to be adapted to teaching Automobile Engineering (AE) at University of Maiduguri. In the area of AE, essay tests are the foundations of B. Eng. exams so often required by Examiners. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that practice on related instruments improves students’ performance on B. Eng. Exams (E). Thus, the majority of exams given in the AE lec- ture rooms are essays. The purpose of this study is to determine if incorporating concept mapping to the lecture rooms will create more meaning- ful knowledge that will improve students’ performance on essay tests. AE courses were selected. Concept map training began in the first week of the instruction and continued throughout the semester as considered necessary. Four concept mapping assignments were assigned. The final exam results were compared to results from the same course taught a year before without concept mapping.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:60163
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 10:54
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