Concept Mapping is an exciting and effective tool to use with students of all ages. It is a means of forming and clarifying ideas and it is an aid to formative assessment, informing self, peer and teacher assessment.
Its value in managing and assessing primary science lessons. This useful technique is explained in the following module with supporting demonstrations from a primary school class. This unit has been created with the help of a Year 2 class at a school in Cornwall, with their teacher, AST (Advanced Skills Teacher) Stephanie Hockley. The supporting notes relate to her experiences of working with the class in using concept mapping and the insights that she feels have been gained.