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ERIC Number: EJ1103991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Human Mind Maps
Glass, Tom
English Teaching Forum, v54 n2 p37-39 2016
When students generate mind maps, or concept maps, the maps are usually on paper, computer screens, or a blackboard. Human Mind Maps require few resources and little preparation. The main requirements are space where students can move around and a little creativity and imagination. Mind maps can be used for a variety of purposes, and Human Mind Maps are no different. The topics you choose can be abstract; they can be controversial; they can be arguments for and against a proposal; they can be students' own opinions about an issue discussed in class. This article shares steps teachers can follow to create a Human Mind Map in the classroom. The activity requires students to think critically and creatively as well as apply vocabulary and concepts they have studied. Finally, it requires students to move around--purposefully--and communicate in English and collaborate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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