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a type of behavior or an abstract idea.-Beyer Writes  A concept is a word which has associated with its certain salient features. For example. Cox  A Concept is a generalized idea.. . Origin from Latin word – ‘conceptum’ .Womack  Concept may refer to a logical structure which groups object or phenomena within one class or category. It could be abstract or concrete. The some thing may be any thing-a concrete object.something A Concept conceived  A concept is a mental image of some thing.‘water’ is a concrete concept while the concept of 'freedom' is abstract.

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 Examples are at the bottom. .  Less important topic are underneath.  Equal important topics are at the same level.TASK LOTUS NAMES LEAVES FLOWERS DAFFODIL HOLIDAY COLOUR ROSE CELEBRATIONS GIFTS BIRTHDAYS THORNS CEREMONY RED YELLOW PINK  Observe the above 16 words. arrange these words in hierarchical order so that  The most important topic are at the top.

CONCEPT MAP FLOWERS NAMES COLOUR GIFT DAFFODIL LOTUS ROSE RED YELLO W PINK HOLID AY BIRTHDA YS CERMO NY LEAVES THORNS .

concepts. focused on a topic or construct of interest.What is a concept map?  Concept mapping is a structured process.  It is a graphical representation of the concepts. . sub. ideas and their interrelationships. that produces an interpretable pictorial view (concept map) of their ideas and concepts and how these are interrelated.

Group the concepts that are related. Rank the sub concepts hierarchically from the most general(or most inclusive) to most specific(or least inclusive). sub-concepts.THE STEPS Gather Your Writing and Drawing Materials Gather Your Research Materials Select One of the Concept Map Formats Identify a main concept. . Generate a set of concepts associated with the main concept: i.e.

Most general concepts at the top Intermediate concepts below Most specific concepts at the bottom More general concepts normally connected to two or more specific concepts. Draw the lines connecting the concepts Write the linking lines Revise! Revise! Revise! .Cont… Draw the concept map with the concept in oval.

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