Mind mapping applications in special teaching methods courses for science teacher candidates and teacher candidates' opinions concerning the applications

Evrekli E., BALIM A. G., Inel D.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2274-2279 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.400
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2274-2279
  • Keywords: Constructivism, mind mapping and science teacher candidates
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this research, the examples of mind maps, prepared by science teacher candidates, about the different subject of Science and Technology are given. In addition, six open-ended questions about the using of mind mapping in constructive science and technology education were asked to science teacher candidates (n=25, male=9; female=16) and then, the data gained from this research was analyzed. In the result, according to science teacher candidates, mind mapping can be used in constructive science and technology effectively and help students in different stages; however, some science topics is not suitable for using mind mapping. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved