THE USE OF CAUSAL MAPS AS INTERDISCIPLINARY DIDACTIC REDUCTION METHOD
Presented article is devoted to theoretical substantiation and development of interdisciplinary didactic reduction method, based on the use of causal maps. The article discusses properties of causal maps in the context of its use in teaching methods. It was determined that the creation of the causal maps that reflect all connections between and / or within the three information blocks should be an effective reduction method of learning content of the topics about measurements of the various sciences. The blocks are named: “The physical basis of measurement”, “The elements of the measuring instrument” and “The measurement technique”. The article establishes that the method of using of causal maps in related topics of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities corresponds to properties of didactic reduction methods, due to abstraction and providing the omission of factors that do not have a determining influence on the situation, and getting in the vertices concepts less volume than learning texts. The method can provide an illustrative or symbolic representation of complex information on causal maps, review situations based on known models. The research justifies the possibility of constructing of quantitative variables in formulas to their qualitative explanations and presentation of the relationship between them in the causal maps. The process of tasks’ decision, that has different difficulty levels, using causal maps allows to influence on additional perception channels, and through the students' understanding of causality allows intensifying the development of mental processes.
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