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Mind Mapping or Concept Mapping

What is Mind Mapping or Concept Mapping?

A mind map or mind-map is

  • a pictorial representation of how a central concept is linked to other concepts and issues.
  • has no formal restrictions on the kinds of links used in a mind map.
  • often involves color or monochrome images, words, and lines.
  • has elements are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts,
  • may be organized into groupings, branches, or areas. 

Mind Map creators may use radiant thinking (from the word radiate, meaning to spread or move in two directions). Radiant thinking is a process that proceeds from or connects to a central point.  Mind maps are external expressions of radiant thinking.

See links below for some articles about and software for Mind Mapping (some of them are free!).
Last updated on Apr 17, 2024 3:40 PM