As students undertake an activity, the educator leads them through the creation of a visual fact map that includes all of the key factual information for a selected topic. Students refine this map by engaging with their classmates in organized discussion groups. Throughout their discussion, the students document evidence of map improvements. Each step can be conducted individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction.
Pre-Study Map Creation
Post-Study Map Creation
To increase awareness of one's content or declarative knowledge or to help gain broader factual knowledge in a subject or topic area, it is useful to create fact maps, or graphic schemas, that visually capture one's factual knowledge by organizing information into categories and showing how each category is associated with other categories, providing a map of one's content knowledge.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, and other media) that demonstrate progress toward the mapping facts competency, including the students’ beginning and final fact maps, reflections on the changes, and other relevant items.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on their experience of the mapping facts activities. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
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