A Practical Guide to Mind Maps in the Foundation Phase by Pinnock Consulting


When a learner reads a text their brain automatically absorbs the information and begins to sort and organise facts into categories that can later be easily accessed. At the same time, the brain recalls previously acquired information.The brain then finds the links between related facts, both old and new.Depending on how the information is grouped and stored will determine the level of understanding achieved.

A mind map is an effective tool to use in the classroom. It can be used as part of your lesson and pedagogy, or it can be give to the learners as an activity to complete.The greatest benefit of mind maps is that learners develop the ability to process information in a meaningful way and develop a deeper understanding of content.