Monday September 26, 2022

Valletta, Malta

9:30    Registration & Coffee

10:30  Opening ceremony

11:00  Invited Talk, Room 102

            The Fabric of Metacognition Woven with the Threads of Novak's Meaningful Learning and the Variations of Concept Mapping

            Jacqueline Vanhear, University of Malta, Malta

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Room 102 (English)


Scientific language use and sensemaking in concept maps: Interaction between concept systems, scientific concepts and everyday concepts

Ylva Hamnell-Pamment, Lund University, Sweden


Mapping the Gap: Exploring the Relation Between Phenomena and Theory in Scientific Explanations

Steffen Wagner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


Concept Maps as a Measure of Reading Comprehension: A Rasch Analysis

John Galisky, UC Santa Barbara, USA

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee


Room 102 (English)


Mapping the Scientific Inquiry Process: Transforming Student Understanding During a Global Pandemic

Sumitra Himangshu-Pennybacker, Middle GeorgiaState University, USA



Using Concept Maps to Surf Semantic Waves in the Pursuit of Powerful Knowledge Structures

Paulo R. M. Correia, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Ian M. Kinchin,

University of Surrey, UK, Adriano N. Conceição, University of São Paulo, Brazil



A Roadmap for the Future Implementation of Concept Mapping

Brian Moon, Sero! Learning Assessments, Inc. & Paulo R. M. Correia,

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Spanish Room 103 (Spanish)



Evaluación Combinada de Mapas Conceptuales para la Valoración de Resultados de Aprendizaje desde la Teoría del Modelo

Jesús María Salinas Ibañez, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, España

& Johanna Beatriz Ayala Moreno, Universidad de Santander, Colombia


Desarrollo de un Artefacto Basado en Mapas Conceptuales para Promover en Universitarios la Creatividad en el Campo Profesional

Felipe Tirado & Jesús Peralta, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 

FES Iztacala, México


Creación de un Instrumento de Evaluación de Itinerarios de Aprendizaje Basados dn Mapas Conceptuales

Barbara de Benito, Antonia Darder, Olga Lucía Agudelo & Jesús Salinas.

Universitat Illes Balears, Spain


Codiseño de Itinerarios de Aprendizaje como Proceso Mediador en Experiencias Formativas
Olga Lucia Agudelo Velasquez, Johanna Beatriz Ayala, Barbara De Benito Crosetti, Antonia Darder Mesquita, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, España

Zoom (English)


“Each Shape has a Meaning”: Multimodal Features in Concept Maps 

Björn Rohles & Antoine Fischbach, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg,

Franck Amadieu, CLLE (CNRS-UT2J), University of Toulouse, Laboratoire CLLE UMR5263,

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, 

Vincent Koenig, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Examining The Oxymoron of Learning: The Challenge of Integrating Universal and Individual Learning Constructs to Achieve Meaningful Learning Outcomes

Christine Johnston. Let Me Learn, USA


Fostering Systemic and Evidentiary Thinking in Elementary Learners: Concept Mapping of Causal Relationships in Ecosystems

Shari J. Metcalf & Chris Dede, Harvard University, USA, Soobin Jeon,

University of Michigan, USA, Joseph M. Northeastern University, USA

18:00 – 20:00 Reception at Palazzo Ignazio roof terrace

Tuesday September 27, 2022

9:00 Invited Talk, Room 102 (Zoom)

Concept maps: what they are, what they are not, and what they might be

Ian Kinchin, University of Surrey, UK

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

Room 102 (English)


Concept Mapping Assessments as a Tool for Judgment of Learning

Christopher Cischk & Shane Mueller, Michigan Technological University, USA


Toward Semi-Automated Authoring of Concept Mapping-Based Assessments

Brian Moon, Sneha Nair, Emma Bross, Charles Johnston, Perigean Technologies


Using Machine Learning to Analyze Concept Maps for Formative Assessment: An Overview of Opportunities and Risks

Tom Bleckmann & Gunnar Friege, Institute for Didactics of Mathematics and Physics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Room 102 (English)


Sustainable Meaningful Learning through Knowledge Models on Biosphere Reserves 

Maider Pérez de Villarreal & Fermín González

Public University of Navarra, Spain



M Using Concept Maps with Images to Design Interdisciplinary Teaching Plans for Environmental Education

Gloria Yi-Ming Kao, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan



Introducing DIME Maps: Automatically Generated Dynamic and Interactive Concept Maps for STEM Education

Michael S. Rugh & Donald J. Beyette, Texas A&M University, USA



A Scoping Review Comparing Different Mapping Approaches Pointing to the Need for Standardizing Concept Maps in Medical Education – Preliminary Data

Beatriz Oliveira, Antóniio Rendas, Marta Fonseca, NOVA Medical School, Univeridade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Pedro Martins, Nuno Neuparth, CHRC, Nova Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Zoom (Spanish)


Uso de Mapas Conceptuales en el Diseño y Gestión de un Proyecto de Investigación Sobre Buenas Prácticas Educativas 

Erika Chrobak, Zoraida Risso Patrón & Ana Beatriz Prieto

Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina



Aprendizaje Flexible a Través de Itinerarios en el Programa Nacional de Informática Educativa (MEP-FOD)

Carol Angulo & Andrés Rodríguez, Fundación Omar Dengo, Costa Rica, 

Alberto J. Cañas, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA



Construcción Social del Conocimiento con Apoyo de los Mapas Conceptuales

Eleonora Badilla Saxe, Universidad Castro Carazo, Costa Rica. Norma Miller, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Stefany Ocampo Hernández, 

Universidad Castro Carazo, Costa Rica

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

Room 102 (English)


Enhancing Learner Self-Efficacy: Using Gizmos and Phet Simulations in a

Pre-Service Teacher Physical Science Course

Sumitra Himangshu-Pennybacker, Middle Georgia State University, USA



Deconstructing Concept Maps: Uncovering the Reading Behind the

Concepts Through Text Annotation

Xabier Garmendia, Oscar Díaz & Haritz Medina

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), San Sebastian, Spain



Using Dual Concept Maps to Compare Two Systems of Knowledge

Michael S. Rugh, André Thomas & Sabryna Groves, Texas A&M

University, USA



Beyond Colonialism: Reconsidering Leadership and Land in Traditional

Native American Territories

Cameron Pennybacker, Middle Georgia State University, USA

Zoom (Spanish)


Blending Liquid Text Software and Concept Mapping: a New Approach for the Scientific Review Process

António Pedro Fonseca, 1ESAG, V.N.Gaia, Portugal, BioKnowEng,

Portugal CIIMAR- University of Porto, Portugal



Gamifying an Academic Library Guide to Concept Mapping

April Colosimo, McGill University, Canada



SERO – a Metacognitive Tool to Engage Students to be Assessors

António Pedro Fonseca, 1ESAG, V.N.Gaia, Portugal, BioKnowEng,

Portugal CIIMAR- University of Porto, Portugal


Concept Maps, Retrieval Practice, and the Transfer of Knowledge

Sofia Castro Hernandez, Bryn Athyn College & The Catholic University of

America, USA, Marc M. Sebrechts, The Catholic University of America,



Liquid Text and Concept Mapping: Achieve Simplicity through Complexity

António Pedro Fonseca, ESAG, V.N.Gaia, Portugal, BioKnowEng, Portugal,

CIIMAR- University of Porto, Portugal, João Pedro Fonseca, University

Portucalense, Portugal

17.30 Bus to Tour and Dinner


18:00 – 19:00 Guided Tour


19:15 – 21:45 Dinner at Palazzo Castelletti Restaurant

Wednesday September 28, 2022

Room 102 (English)


The Interactive Learning Model: a Catalyst for Second Language Learning

Joel Johnston, Let Me Learn



Analyzing the Syntax and Salience of Causal Links among Semantic Links

in Concept Maps: Implications for Temporal Flow and Learning Transfer

Allan Jeong, Renata Kuba, Florida State University, USA

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 Invited Talk, Room 102

Improving Learning and Understanding through Concept Mapping

Alberto J. Cañas, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA,

Priit Reiska, Oleg Shvaikovsky, Tallinn University, Estonia

11:30 Discussion

12:00 Closing Ceremony

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


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