Learn how to learn: Mind Map

Thinking diagram or mind map  is the form of record, use of color, image to search,  deepen and expand the idea, summarize the main idea of the content and systematize one topic. It is a tool to organize thinking ny author Tony Buzan (England) carefully studied and disseminated throughout the world.


His method  is taught and used in about 500 corporations, leading companies; More than 250 million people use Tony Buzan’s Mind Map; more than 3 billion people have seen and heard of his program

In teaching: Using mind map mobilizes maximum potentia of the brain, which helps students to learn actively, supports effective teaching methods.

Applying the thinking diagrams in teaching, teachers help students have a habit to manually record or summarize an issue, a topic already read – learned, as understood of  student with the form of mind map .

After let students become familiar with some avaiable thinking diagrams , teachers make a major topic,place this subject in the center of board (or on  notebooks, paper / cardboard), and then set the asked suggestion for students to draw on branches level 1, level 2 and level 3 … Each lesson is self-critical learning drawing on a sheet of paper, helping students easy to review, easy to check  necessary knowledge .

For students: That Students often  set mind map  will develops aesthetic abilities by designing it to the layout of colors, lines, branches so beautiful, sort of scientific ideas concise … And that’s to studemts “Learn to learn”: We learn to accumulate knowledge, but have we ever learn how to acquire such knowledge effectively yet?

The concept of mind map: Principle of operation on the principle of association. You can create a diagram in the simple form  on the principle of developing ideas: from one theme to create many large branches,from large branches create  much less branches and so expand into infinity. (The drawing way is very simple and there are many other features that the scheme became increasingly thinking global popularity).

For example, you want mapped thinking for a week of work, draw a central theme next week in mid-page white paper. From theme, you draw 7 large branch: monday,tuesday… … until Sunday, each branch one color. And from everything, you  re-draw the small tributaries of the work you intend to do in it, each work deploys details such as  (Who),  (Where ),  (When), how (How) …?

Just so you can get on the same page of the work you intend to do in a week, and the beauty of thinking in that scheme is that it gives you a holistic view, not omitting the idea; from there you can easily number priority tasks in weeks to organize and manage time efficiently and reasonably than a notebook listing the common work.

These tips when using mind maps:

Colors also stimulates the brain as images. However, you do not need to use too many colors. You can just use one or two colors if you like and want to save time.

Draw more curve to avoid the monotony, creating softness, fascination.

When you use individual keywords, each keyword is not bound, so it is likely to stimulate new ideas, new thoughts.

If you write all sentences on  branch,   you will extinguish ability suggestive and reminiscent of the brain. Your brain will lose all interest when receiving a complete information. So remember on each branch, you only write one or two keywords . Then you will write very fast and when read back, your brain will be stimulated to work to connect the information and thus, boost capacity and gradually reminiscent improve your ability to remember.

You should regularly use mind map when studying in group and system knowledge  in school, particularly when revising for exams. Mind map also helps teachers save time working at home and in the classroom a lot with the schematic thinking software on your computer that you can do at home and email for teachers make points before class.

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