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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Using Concept Maps to Help with Student Writing

Dr Chenfeng Zhang.

Concept Maps graphically illustrate relationships between ideas. In a concept maps, two or more concepts are linked by diagrams and words that describe their relationship. Concept maps help teachers and students to organize, enhance and encourage understanding. They help students learn new information by having them integrate each new idea into their existing body of knowledge. Concept maps can be used in the classroom in many ways. One way is to use concept maps to help with students’ writing in the language arts classes. The teacher helps students brainstorm what they are going to write about and write down the ideas on a concept map template. Students use the template to finish their paper. The use of the concept maps help students to organize their ideas and guide them through the writing process.


Dr Chenfeng Zhang  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate College of Education Faculty of Instructional Technology
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr Chenfeng Zhang, serving as an instructional technology expert in University of Massachusetts Boston, taught instructional technology courses to graduate and undergraduate students. He also has a background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

  • Concept maps
  • Writing
Person as Subject
  • Zhang Chenfeng

(Virtual Presentation, English)