Use of mental models and cognitive maps to understand students’ learning challenges

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-289
Journal / PublicationJournal of Education for Business
Issue number5
Online published15 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


Mental models and cognitive maps have been used in college business education as an instructional design technique, assessment tool, and learning strategy. The authors propose a novel use of mental models and cognitive maps as a device to elicit students’ challenges in learning the domain knowledge of a course. Such usage is illustrated in a management information systems course. This student-focused approach can help instructor to better understand students’ learning challenges and enhance teaching effectiveness.

Research Area(s)

  • Business education, cognitive maps, learning challenges, mental models