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1 Mind Mapping

2  Who?  Uses  Characteristics and how to…

3 Who?  Visual Learners  Kinaesthetic Learners  Examples: Enstein Leonardo da Vinci Mark Twain

4 Characteristics  Start with a large, blank sheet of landscape paper Encourages cortical skills More space in the writing direction

5 Characteristics  The subject of the mind map should be the central image on the page Thoughts start at the centre of your mental world  Draw a central representative image Pictures are worth a thousand words Opens up associations Allows for better recall


7 Characteristics and how to…  Main themes should radiate outwards from the central image These main themes are called Basic Ordering Ideas (BOIs) and the are similar to chapter headings in a book


9 Characteristics and how to…  Use key images and words  Use at least three colours Stimulates right cortical activity (imagination) Captures and holds attention


11 Characteristics and how to…  Connected nodal structure Use curved, decreasing width, connecting lines  Thicker lines are more important  Visual rhythm is easier to remember  Representative of the connectivity between relationships


13 Characteristics and how to…  Move from larger to smaller text and images Size indicates importance Use strong action words


15 Characteristics and how to…  Use images Encourages imagination and memory


17 Characteristics and how to…  Think freely and ‘jump’ around Add blank, connecting lines ‘Stupid’ is often equal to creative and innovative Creativity is attractive to the brains and eyes



20 Uses  Almost everything!  Examples: Brainstorming  Problem solving  Creative thinking Presentations  Outlines for speeches  Letters etc Planning  To Do lists  Daily planner  Check lists etc




24 Group Mind Mapping Planning Activity  Using the post-its provided write down the first thoughts that come to you when you think about planning to incorporate ESD into your work/life One thought per post-it Gives everybody time to generate individual ideas  Share your individual ideas with your group members  Each group should agree a number of inclusive Basic Ordering Ideas (BOIs) Makes combination of individual ideas easier Reduces ‘judging’ TIP: Leave 3 blank BOIs that can be filled in as the Mind Map progresses  Create your Group Mind Map and have FUN!  Presentation of Group Mind Maps and feedback on activity

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