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Concept Mapping

  1. 2. <ul><li>Concept mapping allows the nurse to work on critical thinking skills by determining the priority needs of the patient and the relationship of the data documented on the concept map. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Concept mapping improves a nurse's ability to organize his/her bank of knowledge for application in the nursing profession. </li></ul><ul><li>Concept mapping allows the nurse to assimilate previously learned knowledge with newly acquired knowledge. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Concept mapping increases a nurse's critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>A concept map is a visual aid it may increase a nurse's retention of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Concept mapping links nursing theory with nursing practice. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Concept mapping allows the nurse to identify what he/she knows about the patient and also to identify what he/she must learn to care for this patient. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>...the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scriven, M., & Paul, R. (1992). Critical thinking defined . Critical Thinking Conference, Atlanta, GA. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Spider Map </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical/Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Flow chart </li></ul><ul><li>Systems map </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Easy to configure. </li></ul><ul><li>All data is organized around a unified theme (e.g. diagnosis). </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Difficult to show relationships without making the map very messy and hard to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t allow for integration of all data and the relationships among data. </li></ul>
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  10. 12. <ul><li>Follow a definite pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>Most general data is located at the top and moves to the most specific. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Shows no interrelationship between data. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not allow for critical thinking and thus limited problem solving. </li></ul>
  12. 14. A B C Yes Yes No No Yes No
  13. 15. <ul><li>Easy to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is organized in a logical, ordered fashion. </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Very minimal data noted on concept map. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills used. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very incomplete. </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>Complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes all data on the map and shows many relationships between the data. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses critical thinking skills along with problem solving skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Links theory and practice very well. </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>With critical clients map can get very involved and sometimes difficult to read due to the number of relationships noted. </li></ul><ul><li>Takes more time to complete. </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>Write the main idea in the center of the page -- it may be a word, a phrase, or a couple of juxtaposed ideas, for example -- then place related ideas on branches that radiate from this central idea. </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>Connect all words or phrases or lists with lines, to the center or to other &quot;branches.&quot; When you get a new idea, start again with a new &quot;spoke&quot; from the center. </li></ul>
  19. 23. Joseph Novak, 1998
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  21. 25. <ul><li>Create a concept or mind map of the concept  &quot; CRITICAL THINKING!&quot; </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>This will require that you &quot;draw a picture&quot; of what the concept of critical thinking means to you. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>You will want to refer to the first 4 chapters of Alfaro-LeFevre to help formulate your thoughts about critical thinking. </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Alfaro-LeFreve pp.260-262 discusses the process of creating a concept map.    </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to give you another tool to promote critical thinking.  (It really is fun, but may take some time to create the map.) </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>Your end product should be created in Microsoft Word [97 – 2003] document [doc.] and posted to both the Digital Drop Box and Discussion Board. </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not post in any other than a word document [i.e. wps, zip, etc.] – this will affect your grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Late work will not be accepted without prior approval </li></ul>
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