Rethinking education with cognitive maps
The Romanian education captures electronic models (ideea map, mind map, mind tools, concept map, cognitive models, tools for the mind) on a daily basis which it transforms into real teaching-learning-assessment tools because they proved they can develop creativity, can stimulate the introvert students, can help the faster retaining of information, can communicate thinking essences, can generate new mental connections. Thus, this study, which is based on an ampler research, also synthesizes along with the learning theories which support the new technologies the electronic models which incorporate cognitive diagrams, conceptual maps, graphics, animated elements,SmartArt, ecuations, symbols, spreadsheets, hyperlink. Having an integrative structure which is easier to memorize, they will enhance the sensitivity level of receiving the new information, will increase the stimulation, imagination and enthusiasm indices, will redefine the teacher-student relation. The newly implemented techniques - taking into account the recommendations of the practitioners in the field - may increase the level of involvement in the collective activities, may improve the educational process "globally". Then the article presents the stages of drawing up a cognitive map (mode of conception, layout, colouring, mode of selecting the image and key words used etc.), with application in the mathematical activities within the primary and pre-school education. Therefore, the following are of great importance: mode of conception, mode of integration at the level of the class and the mode of using the cognitive maps.
Therefore, the following are of great importance: mode of conception, mode of integration at the level of the class and the mode of using the cognitive maps.