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Mmap 4 teaching and Learning @ CADEe UPM


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An Introduction Course on the Mind Mappring for Teaching and Learning

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Mmap 4 teaching and Learning @ CADEe UPM

  1. 1. Mind Mapping For Teaching and Learning 25 Feb 2014 Organized by Pusat Pembangunan Akademik (CADe) Venue Makmal Komputer, Institut Pengajian Sains Sosial, UPM Sidek Ab Aziz, PhD
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, each participant is able to: • Elaborate the concept of mind mapping • Draw a simple mind map by using selected available softwares • Apply mind mapping for teaching and learning
  3. 3. Scope of Course
  4. 4. Our Brain
  5. 5. Brain Test
  6. 6. WHAT ARE MIND MAPS? • • Mind Map is a powerful technique that can be applied to all aspects of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance performance and effectiveness. It is a non-linear way of organizing information and a technique that allows natural flow of ideas to be captured. A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which harnesses the full range of cortical skills in a single, powerful manner Mind Map Brings it all together –word, –image, –number, –logic, –rhythm, –color, –spatial awareness
  7. 7. Text vs Graphics MM is Good for • initial planning of project ideas • bringing the group vision together • creating project flowcharts • generating new ideas or exploring uncharted avenues • creating a solid organizational structure
  8. 8. What is a Mind Map • • • Mind maps are tools that help us think and remember better, creatively solve problems and take action. The mind map encourages creativity and flexibility, and you need these to make your resolutions happen! Mind maps help you think outside the box.
  9. 9. Definition A Mind Map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
  10. 10. Who can Use It? mind-mapping = visual brainstorming Uses flow charts and/or thought bubbles
  11. 11. What Are The Basics Of Mind Maps? Image from: ease-do-not-disturb-mind-mapping/
  12. 12. The Origins of Mind Mapping • • • • Mind Mapping is a creative way of recording ideas popularized by the author and psychologist Tony Buzan in the early 1970s. Buzan pointed out that the normal linear methods of taking notes and recording ideas do not make efficient use of the brain’s powers. The Mind Map is a method of recording information or ideas in a dynamic way that mirrors the brain’s processes.
  13. 13. 2. Application of mind mapping Other applications       Decision making Problem solving Education/learning Note taking Speeches … and others
  14. 14. Benefits mind mapping Mind mapping can be a very useful and powerful tool for you.
  15. 15. Benefits “The idea behind the mind map is to think creatively in a non-linear manner .”
  16. 16. When should you use mind mapping 1. Speed up your learning to be able to absorb knowledge faster, this is the tool to use. 2. Developing new ideas to aid you to develop ideas quickly. 3. When you want to work with other people When you suspect that your colleagues might not be following you, or if you just want an easy way to illustrate a complex idea, mind mapping helps. 4. When you need to understand a complicated system or structure It can sometimes be hard to see the big picture when there are thousands of factors to keep in mind. 5. And thousands of other situations... ...that I can think of just use your imagination.
  17. 17. Mind Mapping & Brainstorming • Mind Mapping tool enables group members to create an infinite number of thoughts, ideas, links and associations on any topic making it an ideal tool to stimulate group thinking. • to capture ideas rather than having hundreds of flipchart's posted around the room! A Mind Map of all ideas can be viewed and distributed quickly and easily. • Using mind maps in brainstorming sessions should comply with the brainstorming rules.
  18. 18. 3. Creating a MindMap • The subject of attention is crystallised in a central image • The main themes of the subject radiate from the central image on branches • Branches hold a key image / word printed on the associated line - details radiate out • The branches form a connected nodal structure.
  19. 19. Guidelines
  20. 20. Process Of Mind Mapping Just 8 different steps 2. Lighten Up! 8. Allow Organizat ion 7. Keep Movin g 6. Don’t Judge 1. Center First 5. Break Boundar ies 3. Free Associat e 4. Think Fast
  21. 21. The Process Of Mind Mapping Center First Mind mapping begins with a word or image, placed in the middle, that symbolizes what you want to think about Lighten Up! Free Associate Start with an open, creative attitude. Let go of the idea of solving the entire problem, or writing a report that everyone will love. This is simply a brain dumping process that helps stimulate new ideas and connections Put down all ideas without judgment or evaluation. As ideas emerge, write one or two word descriptions of ideas on lines branching from the central focus. Allow the ideas to expand outward into branches and subbranches Think Fast Your brain works best in five to seven minute bursts, so capture the ideas as rapidly as possible. Keywords, symbols and images provide a mental shorthand for recording ideas as quickly as possible
  22. 22. Process Of Mind Mapping Break Boundar ies The bigger the workspace, the more ideas you'll have. Use different colors and styles Don’t Judge Keep Moving Put everything down that comes to mind even if it is completely unrelated Keep your hand moving. If ideas slow down, draw empty lines, and watch your brain automatically find ideas to put on them Allow Organizat ion Sometimes, you see relationships and connections immediately and you can add sub-branches to a main idea. Sometimes you don't, so you just connect the ideas to the central focus. Organization can always come later; the first requirement is to get the ideas out of your head and onto the paper.
  23. 23. MindMap Guidelines • A Mind Map is open to free interpretation by each individual. • Start in the centre with an image of the topic, using at least three colours. • Use images, symbols, codes and dimensions throughout the Mind Map. • Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters. • Each word/image must be alone and sitting on its own line.
  24. 24. MindMap Guidelines • • The lines must be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and flowing, becoming thinner as they radiate out from the centre.
  25. 25. MindMap: An Example
  26. 26. MindMap Guidelines • Make the lines the same length as the word/image. • Develop your own personal style of Mind Mapping. • Use emphasis and show associations in your Mind Map. • Keep the Mind Map clear by using Radiant hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.
  27. 27. MindMap: An Example
  28. 28. Practical Tips • • • • • • • • • In the centre of the page draw an image that describes the general theme of the mind map. Create sub-centres for sub-themes. Use key words or images. Use lower case letters as they they are more visually distinctive and easier to remember. Use colour to identify themes and associations. Use visual aids (e.g. arrows) to link the various elements. When one area is exhausted go to another branch. If you run out of space, don't start a new sheet; paste more paper onto the map. Be creative! Creativity supports memory.
  29. 29. 4. MindMap for Teaching • • Class notes will be a better study tool for you if they have the proper content (the main points of a lecture) and are organized in a way that makes sense. Try to use “MINDMAPPING” method to have a effective memory of recollecting points.
  30. 30. Mind Map for Teachers
  31. 31. Example
  32. 32. Mind Maps as Teaching Tools
  33. 33. Example
  34. 34. Mind Map: An Example
  35. 35. Example
  36. 36. 5. Mind Mapping Software • to create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information • mind mapping software can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over traditional pen & paper tools. • software may be classified in to: Opensource software, Free software, and Proprietary (paid) software. For complete list of mind mapping software visit:
  37. 37. Let’s Try it !! Mind mapping solution for brainstorming, visual thinking, organizing ideas and planning represented by the desktop platform friendly solution and online application ndmaps/
  38. 38. EndNotes • Mind mapping is one of the very best methods to optimize ones learning capacities and understanding of how the elements of complex structures are connected.