Mind maps were first popularized by Tony Buzan, these pictorial methods of learning or acquiring knowledge has been seen as one of the learning methods that support brainstorming, memory, problem solving, and visual thinking.
It is one such method, that I have incorporated in my teaching styles as well as in my own learning. Here, are a few ways I have used it.
1. Story writing
2. Concept learning (Science, Math etc)
3. Grammar connections
4. Making connections between subjects/ chapters
And many more ways
Making connections between subjects is one most effective way that gives students the opportunity to make real life connections as well. Subject integration is not only effective but also makes learning interesting. For example, if a child dislikes or has difficulty in grasping math concepts, but with integration with another subject like English, we can make stories using the math concepts or vocabulary. The integration allows students to make connections and learning fun.
Happy using your colourful and inventive Mind maps!