Meaningful learning is the foundation for creativity

  • Joseph D Novak Cornell Univesity
Palabras clave: education, meaningful learning, creativity, Concept mapping


En este trabajo el autor inicialmente presenta las concepciones de Ausubel y sus propias concepciones de aprendizaje significativo, así como los requisitos para este tipo de aprendizaje. Asimismo, la creatividad es vista como una consecuencia de elevados grados de aprendizaje significativo. El pensamiento creativo se contempla como una extensión del aprendizaje significativo. A continuación, el foco queda en la teoría de educación del autor y en el uso de mapas conceptuales como una herramienta para facilitar el aprendizaje significativo, para ayudar en el trabajo de grupos de investigación y en actividades esenciales para el desarrollo profesional de profesores, para captar y almacenar el conocimiento de expertos, utilizando el aplicativo CmapTools y para resolver problemas complejos enfrentados por instituciones privadas y gubernamentales. El mapeamiento conceptual y este aplicativo son propuestos como notablemente facilitadores en la solución creativa de problemas.


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