Concept Mapping Model, Academic Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity

  • Steven McAlpine
Keywords: Concept mapping, map model, Napoleon’s Russian Campaign, interdisciplinary research

Abstract

Why do we use maps? What sense of understanding does a map provide that a simple list of directions cannot? Beginning with an examination of the most useful properties of maps, we will then review a methodology for constructing a conceptual map used to explore the complexities of a topic or problem.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ctbijis.v2i1.10808

Crossing the Border: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies Vol.2(1) 2014: 7-12

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Author Biography

Steven McAlpine

Steven McAlpine is an Assistant Director who joined the Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) team in June of 2006 as a Program Advisor and Instructor for the Capstone Seminar (INDS 480). Before coming to the University Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA, he worked as a researcher and seminar facilitator for the Interdis­ciplinary Studies Project at Harvard Project Zero. While at Harvard, he designed a Teachers Guide for Walden Media’s IMAX film “PULSE: a STOMP Odyssey” and worked as an education consultant for the Boston Arts Academy.

Published
2014-07-27
How to Cite
McAlpine, S. (2014). Concept Mapping Model, Academic Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity. Crossing the Border: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(1), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.3126/ctbijis.v2i1.10808
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