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Teaching pre-task planning : using instruction on concept mapping to enhance narrative text quality of elementary school students

Dam Wichers, J.J. (2018) Teaching pre-task planning : using instruction on concept mapping to enhance narrative text quality of elementary school students.

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Embargo date:5 March 2022
Abstract:Dutch elementary school students experience difficulties writing high-quality texts, due to poor quality writing education. Text quality could increase through pre-task planning. Here, students make goals and organize generated ideas for their text. A tool to accomplish this is concept mapping. The aim of this study was to find out if instruction on concept mapping and instruction on organizing concepts in a concept map, can contribute to the narrative text quality. Therefore, 90 students were assigned to an experimental and control condition. The experimental condition got an instruction on concept mapping to write a narrative text with, students than made a concept map and wrote a narrative text with it. A week later, these students got an instruction on how to organize a concept map, students again made a concept map and wrote a narrative text. A key finding was that students who received the named instructions wrote higher quality texts than the students who did not receive these instructions. The texts were better organized and were more detailed. However, students had trouble with translating the concept map into a text. Future research should focus on instructing elementary school students how to translate a concept map into a narrative text.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76970
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