An introduction to Mind Mapping –
supporting thinking and memory
This ONLINE hands-on practical workshop will introduce, step by step, the easy and accessible method of Mind-Mapping created by Tony Buzan, the original inventor of Mind Mapping.
Mind Mapping is a thinking tool that represents and organises ideas and information on a theme or topic into a visual and colourful map. Mind Maps provide a helicopter view of a topic by showing connections and relationships between ideas and information making them an excellent tool for supporting mental literacy and improving memory and recall.
Mind Mapping helps to develop metacognitive skills by providing students with insight into how they think and learn. When students create their own mind maps they are able to make better sense of material, organise and consolidate their ideas, improve their note taking, and enhance their study skills and revision technique.
Mind mapping, while it is such a useful skill to learn and use while in school, has much longer term benefits and is a skill that students will have for life and can use in both their personal and working lives.
During the workshop we will go through the stages of building a Mind Map and how to teach this to students in easy steps.
We will deconstruct some Mind Maps to explore the features of an effective Mind Map, and we will have a go at creating our own Mind-Maps as well as exploring some of the practical applications and uses for Mind Maps.
Participants will need to bring paper and colouring pencils/markers to the online workshop and will need a small space beside their computer where they can work. Participants will also need to be prepared to have their cameras and microphones on to facilitate sharing and collaboration.
Additional Information for centres:
Numbers: This is a hands-on workshop rather than a webinar. The maximum group size is therefore 50.
Workshop length: 90 minutes
Online Platform: Zoom (Link will be provided in advance)
Participants: Teachers of Senior Classes in Primary, Post Primary Teachers across all years; and Parents of children at Junior and Senior Cycle will find this workshop particularly useful for supporting students
This workshop is also suitable for any teacher who would like to develop Mind Mapping skills to use in their personal or professional life.
Facilitator: Miriam O Donoghue is an experienced teacher, trainer and facilitator and is a Tony Buzan Certified practitioner and licensed Mind Mapping trainer
|Course Start Date / Time||01-10-2020 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||01-10-2020 8:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||14-09-2020 9:00 am|
|Number Hours||1.5 hours|
|Speaker||Miriam O Donoghue|
Athlone Education Centre
EIRCODE: N37 HO43
TEL: +353 90 6420400