The Impacts of Mind Maps Strategy on the Acquisition and Retention of Geographical Concepts for the First Intermediate Stage Students

  • Mahdi Jader Habib College of Basic Education/University of Babylon
  • Saad Abdul Razzaq Mohsen College of Basic Education/University of Babylon
  • Ahmed Saleh Hussein College of Basic Education/University of Babylon
Keywords: Mind maps, circular maps, map maps, bubble maps

Abstract

The present study aims at finding out the impact of strategy maps of the mind in the acquisition of geographical concepts and retention among students in the first grade intermediate. To achieve the goal of the research, the researcher chose an experimental design with partial adjustment. The random selection of the sample was the selection of Al-Majd secondary school for boys belonging to the Directorate of Education of Karbala. The number of students in the first grade was 63 students and 32 students in the experimental group And 31 students in the control group.The researcher conducted an equivalence between the students of the two research groups in several variables (age calculated by months, IQ test and grades of geography in the first semester test for the academic year 2016-2017, the academic achievement of the parents and the academic achievement of the mothers.There is a statistically significant difference at the level of significance (0.05) between the average score of the students of the experimental group who study the principle of general geography according to the strategy of mind maps andthe average score of the control group students who study the traditional method in the results of the test of acquisition of geographical concepts and for the benefit of the experimental group.

There is a statistically significant difference at the level of significance (0.05) between the average score of the students of the experimental group who study the general principles of geography according to the strategy of the maps of the mind and the average score of the control group students who study the traditional method in the test of retention of geographical concepts and for the benefit of the experimental group.

The researcher recommends the following:

  1. Teaching students, especially students of colleges of education on how to apply modern methods in teaching, including maps of the mind.
  2. Including the curricula of the geography of the prescribed for students in colleges of education to be steps to build maps of the mind and training on how to prepare them.

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Published
2018-06-18
How to Cite
[1]
M. Habib, S. Mohsen, and A. Hussein, “The Impacts of Mind Maps Strategy on the Acquisition and Retention of Geographical Concepts for the First Intermediate Stage Students”, JUBH, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 354 - 381, Jun. 2018.
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