Unformatted text preview: nals to help mark transitions within your presentation.
This is how Consuela Archuleta applies this idea in her high school biology
course. 29 • When I lecture, I like to alert students to transitions between topics.
For example, I might say things like, “We are done with this topic and
ready to move on to the next topic, which is...” Outlines and spatial/semantic organizers. You can help your students
understand how information is organized in a text or a lecture by providing them
with an outline or a spatial/semantic organizer for that information. You are
probably already very familiar with outlines as a way of representing a linear
organization of ideas. Spatial/semantic organizers are instructional tools that
represent the organizational structure of information in a visual/spatial manner
(Chmielewski & Dansereau, 1998). Visual/semantic organizers go by many
names and can take many forms including concept and knowledge maps (Bahr &
Dansereau, 2001; Chang, Sung, & Chen, 2001; Novack, 1990), Venn diagrams
and webs (Camp, 2000), structu...
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- Spring '08
- Educational Psychology, Instructional Technique