International Research Journal of Educational Psychology <p>International Research Journal of Educational Psychology (IRJEP) aims to provide a forum for original and theoretical studies in educational psychology. The journal publishes fully refereed original papers on the psychological research pertaining to education across all ages and educational levels with the aim to advance our knowledge of educational psychology theory and practic. Papers should involve the application of psychological theory and science to the educational process. Papers also should constitute original research, and should be methodologically sound, theoretically informed and of relevance to an international audience. The journal is particularly interested in research that aims to inform educational practice(s) within and/or across sectors. The journal stimulates the discussions and innovative applications and rapid disseminations of research findings in psychological aspects of education ranging from pre-school to tertiary provision. </p> <p>The journal was started in 2018 and since then journal has been publishing bi-annual. From 2022 year onwards the journal will publish four issue per year. The journal is managed by Madhumay Educational and Research Foundation, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. </p> <ul> <li><strong>Title:</strong>International Research Journal of Educational Psychology (IRJEP)</li> <li><strong>ISSN:</strong> 2456-8198(Online)</li> <li><strong>Frequency of Publication: </strong>Bi-Annual (Two Issue per Year) </li> <li><strong>Languages: </strong>English</li> <li><strong>Accessibility: </strong>Open Access</li> <li><strong>Peer Review Process: </strong>Double Blind Peer Review Process</li> <li><strong>Subject: </strong>Education and Educational Psychology</li> <li><strong>Plagiarism Checker: </strong>Turnitin (License)</li> <li><strong>Publication Format: </strong>Online</li> <li><strong>Impact Factor: </strong>5.961 (SJIF)</li> <li><strong>Contact No.: </strong>+91- 8253808080</li> <li><strong>Email: </strong></li> <li><strong>Website: </strong> </li> <li><strong>Address: </strong>Madhumay Educational and Research Foundation, H.No.- 40, Anand Vihar Colony, In front of Dr. R.M.L.A. University Ayodhya, Pin Code- 224001</li> </ul> en-US International Research Journal of Educational Psychology 2456-8198 Concept Mapping: A Step Towards Meaningful Learning <p><em>People often complain that children lack the capacity to learn but the reality is most of the children can actually learn a great deal. Most of the problem arise from inactive process of knowledge gaining which only demands cramming of facts. Consequently they find themselves unable to create strong connections between concepts and thus learning remains just as a bundle of information without any connection with practical life&nbsp; and they found it boring. Contrary to meaningful learning, in rote learning, new concepts are added to the learner's mind in an unplanned&nbsp; way, creating&nbsp; a frail and temporary cognitive&nbsp; structure which soon deteriorate after the examinations especially in slow learners. Rote learning have a very little contribution in the formation of cognitive structure of&nbsp; students as they find themselves unable to relate isolated concepts automatically but if&nbsp; students&nbsp; observe&nbsp; a&nbsp; systematic and comprehensible view of v concepts concerning&nbsp; to their daily lives, then they would be able to develop a better understanding and&nbsp; of these concepts. Concept mapping could be an effective&nbsp; way&nbsp; to enable the students to think about connections between what is being learned, systematize&nbsp; their thoughts, visualize relationships between key concepts in a organized manner and application of their understanding.</em></p> <p><em>The present paper will deal with the nature of concept mapping, steps of its construction with its uses for educators and learners and it application in general.</em></p> Shivani Gupta Amita Bajpai Copyright (c) 2024 2023-12-31 2023-12-31 7 2 01 05