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37 The effect of concept mapping on English language academic achievement and meaningful learning of high school students
Mansoureh Kalhor* 1, Golnar Mehranb2, Goodarz Shakibaei3
1. Ph.D Studen Education , Academy of pedagogical sciences , Tajikistan; 2. Professor , Alzahra University ,Tehran, Iran; 3. Branch of Baghmalek, Islamic Azad university, Baghmalek, Iran; *Corresponding author. Mansoureh kalhor: E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of concept mapping as a learning strategy on academic achievement and meaningful learning of English language in third grade of high school students .61 high school female students were randomly assigned to experimental and control group in Karaj and their academic achievement by quasi experimental design with pre-test and post-test was studied. The research instrument was a teacher-made academic achievement test, in which the high levels of cognitive questions (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) were used to evaluate the meaningful learning. The results were analyzed with t test, and showed that concept mapping strategy has a positive effect on academic achievement (t=2.28, df=59, p=0.026) and meaningful learning (t=7.875, df=41.549, p= 0.0001) in students of English language.
[Mansoureh Kalhor, Golnar Mehranb, Goodarz Shakibaei. The effect of concept mapping on English language academic achievement and meaningful learning of high school students. J Am Sci2012;8(10):247-253]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 37
Keywords: concept mapping, meaningful learning, academic achievement, learning strategies