Using Concept Mapping in a Sensation & Perception Course

A paper presented at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, January, 1996

by Tom Vilberg
Clarion University

Concept mapping was utilized in two sections of a course in sensation and perception. In both courses students enhanced their depth of processing of material, enhanced their preparations for class, initiated discussions with the instructor about conceptual organization of material, and generally performed better in the course than students in previous sections not employing concept mapping.

An example Concept Map of Taste. Please notice a concept map has more than one central.

Complete paper at: Vilberg’s page