What are the Advantages of MindMapping?
In short, you’ll understand information more
easily and come up with much better ideas.Mind mapping is a unique concept used to helpincrease productivity, convey information moreeffectively, increase creativity, shareinformation in an organised and efficient
way… and overall enhance communications
within your office.With mind mapping your thoughts, ideas,concepts, and even notes are organised intovisual patterns. When things are presentedvisually most people recall them much easier,and they tend to be more creative in generatingadjacent ideas.
Strategies For Teaching Comprehension
Take a look at the figure attached to this post.This figure is a Mind Map. A Mind Map is a visualway to express information, ideas and concepts.This display of information is a mirror reflection of how our brains sort out information. Looking atthe figure, you will notice that right in the dead
centre, there is a phrase “What About TheGovernment”. Breaking out from this phrase are
branches that contain other keywords which thencontain sub-keywords and images. This is what Ilike to call neuro-
association. It’s the associat
ionthat the brain makes with each of these keywords,starting from the main one in the middle. Also,visual image representations depict even moreassociations with the keyword. There is no limit tohow big a Mind Map can grow because everykeyword or image we hold in our brain isconnected to another one in a tree like fashion. If you take the time to draw it all out usingkeywords and images, you will have created aMind Map. So how does this information help uswith teaching comprehension?It helps because when you teach your studentshow the brain sorts our information, they will thenstart to zone in and make associations come to thesurface every time they read something new. Inmy class, I do a group Mind Map and encourage mystudents to use Mind Mapping when they want tobe able to comprehend better. Sometimes I ask aselect student to Mind Map what they have read soI can see how they comprehend the information