How a Concept Map-based Self-regulated Learning Tool Can Be Used In Statistics Education: A Case Using ANOVA

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This presentation introduces a recently developed concept map-based self-regulated learning tool ( with the associated learning theories, and illustrates how it can be used in providing either teacher feedback or peer feedback.

This website has two components as a teacher tutoring module and reciprocal peer tutoring module. Two illustrative examples are presented by using the topic of analysis of variance to demonstrate how computer assisted feedback with either expert or peer feedback is delivered with the website. In both modules, teachers need only to select a set of concepts to assess from the repository database. Subsequently, students are provided with the login details and instruction on how to use the website. Next, they are asked to create concept maps to reveal their prior knowledge of analysis of variance before the intervention stage. In the intervention of the teacher tutoring module, students’ concept maps are simultaneously compared with the referent map, and graphical feedback highlighting discrepancies between two maps, linked explanations, examples, problems, and reflective activities are given on students’ areas of weaker conceptual understanding. In the intervention of the reciprocal peer tutoring module, however, concept maps generated by a pair of students are compared, and the similarities and differences between two concept maps are highlighted. Then, students are prompted to ask questions each other concerning the identified similarities and differences for receiving feedback. After the intervention stage, students are asked to create concept maps again to determine every student’s gains from the assigned intervention.

For further studies, the impacts of both interventions on students’ conceptual understandings of analysis of variance, their statistics attitudes and self-regulated learning skills will be examined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted - 2017
EventPGR Conference: Research with Impact: perspectives, challenges and opportunities - School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, 6 College Park Ave, BT7 1PS, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 08 Jun 201708 Jun 2017


ConferencePGR Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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