Cognitive biophilia: A semantic concept mental representation analysis of ecology in children

Claudia Jaquelina Gonzalez, Nola Catalina Alanis, Ernesto Octavio López

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Abstract

Two samples of children, one having low exposure to ecological environments and another one having high exposure to ecological environments, were required to take a semantic concept mental representation study by using a natural semantic net technique. The goal was to explore cognitive biophilia signification (meaning formation) between groups considering kind of exposure to natural settings and gender of participants. Results showed that even when all groups possess similar ecology knowledge (similar to a lay person knowledge of ecology), they impose different meaning formation on their semantic concept organization. It is argued that by considering an assessment of ecology meaning formation, awareness of cognitive biophilia and connection to natural ecology can be improved through educational settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 the 4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages179-183
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362658
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2019
Event4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 24 May 201927 May 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL 2019
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period24/5/1927/5/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Gonzalez, C. J., Alanis, N. C., & López, E. O. (2019). Cognitive biophilia: A semantic concept mental representation analysis of ecology in children. In Proceedings of 2019 the 4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL 2019 (pp. 179-183). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3338147.3338175