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Year 11 PSHE Mind mapping Why is it so good? How can it be used for effective revision?
Learning PSHE sessions this year are designed to enable you to develop useful study skills an also to help you through some of life’s tricky problems Today the focus is on revision
By the end of the lesson you should be able to… Know what a mind map is Discuss why this technique is better than some other revision strategies Understand how to make a good mind map Understand how it is a useful tool for learning and revision Consider how you will use mind mapping for different subject areas
An example of how to do it Look at the next few slides carefully An 8 year old was asked to write a list about something he liked doing – an ideas dump Then he turned this list into a mind map
What do you think? Which version looks better? Which version is easier to understand? Notice that the main themes come out from the central title and that more detailed explanations come out of the “nodes” Also the idea is to provide brief trigger words not whole sentences
Technical bit Experts tell us that mapping the information is the best way for our brains to learn Why? Because the brain is organised just like a gigantic mind map Although mapping is harder than some other learning techniques you will soon pick it up. Why? Because you are all clever people
Now you try doing this Pair up with someone Choose a hobby, interest, subject, film, member of the family, anything! Ideas dump first – 5 minutes Then try mind mapping your ideas but do not show your partner – about 10 minutes Use A3 paper (landscape) and write on the lines
Explain to a partner Using your finger trace along the lines and explain your topic to your partner Have a pen ready in case you want to make additions – then go back to your finger The “listener” should not interrupt but can ask questions for clarification – try to take an interest!
Discussion How did you find this? Did you follow your partner’s explanations closely and easily? Do you remember more by doing this than you would have done by just having a chat? Could you draw out a lot of their map from memory?
If there is time Have a go at drawing out your partners map from memory Then compare with the original version
Review Discussion and conclusion What do you think of mapping? Will you use it for revision? Discuss with a partner or the whole class which subjects and topics you will use it for.