mind_map250dpi_50 50 60_comp_resize.JPG (14783 bytes) What is a Mind Map?

A Mind Map is a graphic technique for representing ideas, using words, images, symbols and color. Tony Buzan, president of the Brain Foundation, founder of The Brain Trust and creator of the concept of mental literacy developed the technique. Mind Mapping is based on patterns found in nature and research on how  humans think and use their minds. You don't have to be an artist to learn Mind Mapping - anybody can learn. Click here to see an example of a presentation Mind Map. For more information on Mind Mapping, see these links. or this site. An excellent book on the subject is 'The Mind Map Book', by Tony Buzan, BBC BOoks.

encouraging dialogue and communication Why learn about Mind Mapping?

Mind Maps increase the quality of thinking. They assist in systems thinking, allowing a visual representation of an overview, showing connections and facilitating the synthesis of ideas. They are helpful for creative thinking, allowing you to access multiple intelligences and generate new ideas. Mind Maps help you to organize ideas, both your own and those of other people. They help you organize information from books, workshops and meetings. Creating Mind Maps increases memory and learning.

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