The Meaningful Learning Research Group
This page provides access to various meaningful learning publications.
Meaningful Learning Research Group Articles
The literature presented here falls, roughly, into three categories: articles published by the Meaningful Learning Research Group, articles written by Meaningful Learning Research Group members but published elsewhere, and articles which help the reader navigate through the combined collection. If the group is successful, we will both know more about education, and will be able to more effectively access and use that information. If you see a gap that should be filled, or a continuity that should be highlighted, please let us know.
Recently Published Books of Interest to MLRG Members
- New book - Applied Concept Mapping: Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge - by Brian Moon, Robert Hoffman, Joseph Novak and Alberto Cañas - Save 20% with this offer!
- Mintzes, J.J., Wandersee, J.H. & Novak, J.D. (2000). Assessing Science Understanding. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
- Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge - Concept Maps as Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations ---- by Joseph Novak
- Teaching Science for Understanding - A Human Constructivist View ---- edited by Joel Mintzes, James Wandersee, and Joseph Novak
The Misconceptions Proceedings
Misconceptions Proceedings 3 and 4 in PDF format (condensed listings with titles and authors only).
Misconceptions Proceedings 3 and 4 in PDF format (full listings with abstracts and keywords).
The First Misconceptions Proceedings - Now includes the full proceedings in PDF format.
The Second Misconceptions Proceedings - Now includes the full proceedings in PDF format.
The Third Misconceptions Proceedings
From Misconceptions to Constructed Understanding - The Fourth Misconceptions Proceedings
Other Proceedings and Collections of Interest
- The Proceedings of the Concept Mapping Conferences
- NSDL Science Literacy Maps
- The Science Education Review
A comprehensive review of the international science education literature, plus a wealth of readily-implemented classroom activities for the busy primary and high school teacher
Just a brief message to introduce The Science Education Review (SER), a relatively new international science education journal. Please find details at www.ScienceEducationReview.com . A free trial is available, together with the special report, Top Six Latest Ideas in Science Education. Also, please find our open access papers at www.scienceeducationreview.com/open_access/index.html.
I would also appreciate you kindly bringing SER to the attention of colleagues, and others involved in our field, by sharing this message with relevant persons in your address book, please.
Dr Peter H. Eastwell
Editor, The Science Education Review
A collaborative literature review of concept mapping This document includes reviews of external literature by Robert Abrams and Richard Iuli, as well as a guide to articles on concept mapping found in the Third Misconceptions Proceedings by Denise Kothe.
The Meaningful Learning Forum
The Meaningful Learning Forum was an early attempt to extend on the Misconceptions Proceedings.
Articles by other research groups which are worth reading:
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