Concept maps - Are commonly used to organize and represent tacit knowledge. - Usually contain general concepts at the top of the map, with more specific concepts arrayed hierarchically below. - Connector lines usually contains keywords or phrases that summarize the relationship between the topics they connect. Such as topic A “causes” topic B. - Topics may be cross-linked with each other to depict more complex relationships between topics. -Topics in mind maps may only have one parent; in a concept map, a topic may have multiple connector lines, each one representing a different relationship. Mind maps - Tend to be more flexible and personal than concept maps. - Used to slice and dice the map’s central topic or concept in multiple ways. - May contain images and color, to make them more visually stimulating - Topics may only have a single parent
EASY & SIMPLE FOR STS
DOWNLOADABLE, EASILY EMBBEDING, WIKI, map 1, GOOGLE SITE, OTHER, LIVE BINDER IT, PICTURE, jpeg, png, PDF, OTHER
Mind-mapping is: A visual-spatial means of representing information; A good way to organise ideas; An innovative way to take notes (of a lecture, talk, discussion, etc.); An interesting way to plan essays, projects and assignments; An effective revision technique; A more structured approach to brainstorming; A way of overcoming the initial apprehension of those who consider themselves “poor at spelling”; A way of encouraging those who are good at drawing and sketching; Easy enough for everyone to do; An approach that suits activist learners (the “do-ers”); An approach that suits theorist learners (the “thinkers”); An approach that suits pragmatist learners (the “hands-on” students); An approach that can be easily adapted to suit the needs of reflective learners; A useful way to encourage activist learners to reflect on their initial suggestions. from http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/a3_aspects/pages/mindmap_teach.htm
PROBLEM SOLVING, Task- based:
info rearrangement, reconceptualization
DISPLAY, energy, zzzzzzzzzzzzz
how to for kids
Radiant thinking from center
Hierarchy & Association
keywords, as short as possible, easier to remember
multiple branches or layers, main ideas on the centre
Stimulate brain's visual and creative capacity. Capture extended thoughts without cluttering up the visible part
Links, Among ideas, Outside links- extend info
Attachments, Notes, Files, Pictures & video, Other: maps,calendars, tasks...
you may want to convert your map into a more conventional, palatable format FOR LINEAR thinkers
Main formats, .mm freemind, .png & .jpg, .pdf
Outsider look., If you can see the main points or topics in a clear way, then you have made a good mind map.
Keep It Organized
Start Wide, and Then Narrow In
Don’t Box Yourself In, Leave Plenty of Space
Colours, symbols & drawings copiously
OXFORD PAPERSHOW for mind mapping, videos
NOVAK: How to build a concept map in Science
Helps visual learners grasp the material (however all learners benefit from the activity) Helps students see relationships between ideas, concepts, or authors Utilizes the full range of the left and right hemispheres of the brain Helps memory recall Helps to clarify and structure ideas Aids in developing higher-level thinking skills (create, analyze, evaluate) Helps students synthesize and integrate information, ideas and concepts Encourages students to think creatively about the subject Lets students do self-evaluation of beliefs, values, socialization, etc. Helps students evaluate assumptions.
Meaningful Learning in practice, learner's centered, meaning negotiation
Work the same way brain works
process, quite time consuming at first
how to teach mind mapping?
Assessing Concept maps, Sample RUBRICS
very personal & difficult to share