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ERIC Number: EJ789648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Mind Mapping: A Graphic Organizer for the Pedagogical Toolbox
Goodnough, Karen; Long, Robin
Science Scope, v25 n8 p20-24 May 2002
Recently, the authors engaged in a collaborative inquiry with a sixth grade science class to explore mind mapping, a graphic organizer that can be used to generate ideas, take notes, develop concepts and ideas, and improve memory (Buzan 1979). With a very limited body of research available on how to best use mind maps in the classroom, the authors decided to explore ways mind mapping could be used for the teaching and learning of middle school science. This article reviews research about graphic organizers, describes the ways the authors incorporated mind mapping into a sixth grade science curriculum, and discusses what they learned by using mind mapping as both a teaching and learning strategy. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A