On the Relation between Semantic Network and Association Map for the Assessment of Class Work

  • Kagehiro ITOYAMA
  • Teruo NITTA
  • Takashi FUJIKI

Abstract

Authors had reported a paper [1] that two association methods were useful for the assessment of class work. Especially, association map was very useful to know the changes of schema of learners before and after class work. However, the association map does not express the flow that learners get the concepts in the class work.

In this paper, authors propose the new semantic network which is constructed from short contexts obtained from the stimulating word and the response words (R)in association test. Authors classify five patterns for short contexts and present the semantic network before and after class work.

Authors discuss on the effectiveness of this semantic network as a detailed document for the assessment of class work.

Keywords

Assessment of Class Association Test Semantic Network 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kagehiro ITOYAMA
    • 1
  • Teruo NITTA
    • 2
  • Takashi FUJIKI
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationNagasaki University1-14 Bunkyo-machi852-8521 Japan
  2. 2.Lifelong Learning Center of Nagasaki University1-14 Bunkyo-machi852-8521 Japan

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