( Steele, British Council, 2005, Barcelona ). Mind mapping (or ‘‘idea’’ mapping) has been defined as ‘visual, non-linear representations of ideas and their relationships’ (Biktimirov and Nilson 2006). In general, mind maps are known also under the names of semantic maps, or concept maps. According to Buzan; Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique in which provides a worldwide solution to overcome the ability of the brain. It attach the full range of cortical skills – word, logic, number, image, colour, rhythm, and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner.
Mind mapping technique is also presented in this chapter. Brainstorming and mind mapping if used at the same time would result to lateralization thought. They also introduced the concept of NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming. Chapter 10: Personal Health Have a balanced life and make sure that you care for each aspect of your well being. Take short breaks and plan to put your energy to productive things.
Helped students to classify the ideas in a more visual way. Helped in identifying main ideas and supporting details or facts that define the concept Brainstorming Brought up new very interesting and unusual ideas. Some ideas were repeated but just paraphrased under the impression they were different Boosted the engagement When done individually some students were stuck sometimes even unable to come up with a single
Metacognition regulates thinking and learning (Brown 1978; Nelson, 1996). There are three essential skills: planning, monitoring, and evaluating. Metacognition involves choosing the best way to approach a learning task. Students with good metacognitive skills set goals, organize their activities, select among various approaches to learning, and change strategies if needed. Metacognitive practices help students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses as learners, writers, readers,
This research showed a positive result where 100% of the students showed positive attitude towards the mnemonics technique and 95% of students agree mnemonic is interesting and useful in the learning process (Maheswari, 2013). In another words, it also means that mnemonics technique is useful in the learning process of psychology theories. Besides that, the interactive, joyful and burden free process of mnemonics techniques make better retention whenever need arises and this will be helpful in exams (Maheswari, 2013). The effectiveness used of mnemonics technique had brought an impact for students where 90% of them agree to use mnemonics technique for teaching when they become full-fledged teachers (Maheswari,
JAMES CLEAR ABOUT ARTICLES BOOKS PODCASTS READING LIST Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways By James Clear | Mental Models You can train your brain to think better. One of the best ways to do this is to expand the set of mental models you use to think. Let me explain what I mean by sharing a story about a world-class thinker. I first discovered what a mental model was and how useful the right one could be while I was reading a story about Richard Feynman, the famous physicist. Feynman received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Princeton.
Are mental map helping people? In the essay “On Habit” by Alain de Botton and “Possible World: Why Do Children Pretend?” by Alison Gopnik, both of the authors indicate that humans develop mental maps to organize knowledge of the location and characteristics of the environment to get going experience. Gopnik writes that once people have mental maps in their mind they can find shorter and more convenient routes they could have taken. Using mental maps to organize experience help people be efficient, because it offers people direct information and solutions. However, de Botton ‘s idea is that how people feel when they walk on the street is much important than how fast they can be their destination.
Concept mapping is a technique of visually representing the structure of information, concepts, and their relationship. They are used as tools for meaningful learning, assessment, instructional planning and finding out the alternative concepts or misconceptions held by the learners (Enger, 1998; Nesbit & Adesope, 2006; Novak & Cańas, 2006a, 2006b; Novak, 1980). Concept mapping serves as a strategy to help learners organise their cognitive frameworks into more powerful integrated patterns (Kinchin, 2005). This teaching method involves class discussion, practical demonstration and concept mapping activities. During such lessons, concepts are organized in a hierarchical manner, and are linked to show the relationship between the concepts, thereby making learning meaningful through logical interpretation of individual experiences (Okoye, Momoh, Aigbomian,& Okecha, 2014).
Though the main tenet of suggestopedia, that is the power of mind and the way it maximizes optimal learning, is acknowledged by many there are certain drawbacks like the practical issues involved such as arranging music and comfortable chairs etc. Another criticism is that the method over emphasized the role of memorization in language learning. Language is not only about the power of the mind to memorize. It’s about understanding, interacting and producing novel utterances in different unpredictable situations. Suggestopedia enables peripheral learning and the role of comprehensible input which is crucial to language learning is neglected in this