Concept maps allow students to visually work through an idea for potentially useful search terms.
A common roadblock students experience in the research process is identifying central concepts in their research questions and devising useful ways to reframe search terms. Concept mapping is one instructional strategy that can be used to help students better identify the central concepts in their research questions and expand on other ways these concepts are articulated in the literature.
Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science
Fabbi, J. L.,
McMillen, P. S.
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The Library Instruction Cookbook: 50+ Active Recipes for 1-Shot Sessions
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