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Mind Mapping for curriculum planning and beyond

Mark Williams is Head of Physical Education at Stamford American International School in Singapore. He has been using Mind Maps in education for the past two years; here he explains how he and his department use the technique, from curriculum planning to the assessment process.

“When I initially started looking into the use of Mind Maps within my department and my own teaching, I was unsure about how they could aid the curriculum planning process, and how they could be used to show that students were building on their existing knowledge. This led me to look at the use of Mind Maps in two different ways…

1) The planning process

Mind Mapping for curriculum planning
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How to deliver memorable lessons with Mind Maps

In education today, teachers face the challenge of keeping tech savvy, information overloaded students engaged. So, how exactly can you ensure your students remain attentive throughout the lesson, and retain the information after they leave the classroom? Mind Maps will drastically improve the way you deliver lessons and present concepts, making them highly engaging and truly unforgettable.

Mind Maps present concepts in a clear and concise manner. They’re capable of consolidating large amounts of data on to one page, and bringing the key facts into focus. This gives your students a clear overview of the topic and helps break down complicated information into easily digestible chunks.

Delivering Lessons - Dracula - Overall Map

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Trainer Showcase: Mind Mapping for University Students

The software has changed the whole way students work and think throughout the dissertation process… They produce results which would never have been possible without iMindMap.”

Image of Paul RobertsThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor: Paul Roberts

Accredited: Cardiff, UK, 2011

Profession: Principal Fellow, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick

In this guest post, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Paul Roberts, shares his experience of delivering iMindMap workshops for postgraduate students at the University of Warwick and how iMindMap has helped his students achieve excellence in their studies.

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Back to school: 10 Mind Maps that every student and teacher needs

With the new school year upon us, what better way to get off to a flying start than with our Top 10 educational Mind Maps created by real users. Take these ideas and use them as templates, posters or simply, be inspired to create your own unique maps.

1. Why study…

When introducing a brand new topic or subject to students, you want to remind them of the importance of the information you’re about to bestow on them. However, it’s often the case that you have to constantly remind your students of this throughout the school year.

Try introducing your subject with a fresh approach. Ask your students to Mind Map why your subject is so important or even complete a group Mind Map as a class with everyone’s ideas incorporated.

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Why iPad and iMindMap are essential in education

In this follow up post, Steve Molyneux, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor and CEO of the iPad Academy, discusses the importance of iPads in education, and explains how some of the schools which he has worked with are using iMindMap HD for iPads in the classroom.
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