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[CANCELED] Concept Maps. A tool for enhancing understanding and communicating complex phenomena.
07.05.2019, 09:00 - 13:00
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Bldg. 30.95, Seminar room A+B

In their work, scientists regularly need to both process new information about complex phenomena and convey such knowledge to individuals unfamiliar with the subject matter (e.g. students, researchers from other fields). Often, we use words to describe the related concepts to ourselves and others.

When using text and speech, however, we are severely limited in representing our phenomena. To describe scientific concepts a large number words is usually needed, and such narrative descriptions often are ambiguous too. As a consequence, word-based accounts can easily become overly complicated and confusing, thus impairing understanding and learning of novel subjects.

We now know, however, that knowledge can be more effectively represented by including visual representations. Concept Maps, related to but different from Mind Maps (!), are a type of visualizing knowledge, one that focuses on the relations within and between concepts. Given that this form of describing phenomena also corresponds much more to the way knowledge is actually stored in our minds, the use of Concept Maps has been found to accelerate individuals’ understanding and learning of complex subjects. 

Through this workshop, participants will …

  • understand the benefits of visualizing information 
  • become able to autonomously create concept maps
  • learn how concept maps can support their research and teaching. 


For a first impression of Concept Maps, you can browse resources at: https://cmap.ihmc.us/docs/learn.php   


This workshop is open to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at KIT who are KHYS members.


The workshop will be held in English.

Kosten/ Zahlungsweise For KHYS members this workshop is free of charge.
Dr. Stefan Götze (KHYS)
Dr. Stefan Götze
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608-46186
Fax: +49 721 608-46222
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Die Anmeldung war nur bis 30.04.2019 13:00 Uhr möglich.
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