Analyzing Educational Research using Vee Diagrams

Presentation Date: 

Monday, January 30, 2012


The College Student (Guest Lecturer), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)

Presentation Slides: 

In this lecture, we will discuss Vee Diagrams, a tool developed by Gowin in the 1970s to help biology students transfer knowledge from laboratory settings to larger contexts. Novak and Gowin (1984) descirbe the Vee as a heuristic to help students construct and make meaning of knowledge. I will introduce the key categories composing Vee Diagrams using examples from higher education practice. We will then collaboratively analyze a published educational research article using the Vee framework. After participating in this lecture, students will be able to use the Vee Diagram to analyze theoretical research articles covering college student development theory.