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Subject: mind maps
From: sarah nichols <s.nichols@worc.ac.uk> of university college worcester
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 15:27:51 (GMT)
We have been teaching concept- or mind-mapping for some years now as an integral part of a post-graduate certificate in Accelerating Learning. It has been rejected by some students, but enthusiastically adopted by others for use in the classroom. Students report particular success in the primary classroom; shared class mind maps generate involvement and enthusiasm especially among those with literacy difficulties,and as their contributions are accepted and incorporated they become more highly valued by their peers and their self esteem rises. The process helps to improve thinking skills, as Judith George suggests, even in very young children, and can form a most valuable element in any thinking skills programme.

Subject: Concept Maps...
From: Professor McAleese <r.mcaleese@hw.ac.uk> of Heriot-Watt
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 11:11:04 (GMT)
Prophets are now well kent in their own kitchen...
I looked up your concept map page in the Cookbook!!

( it saddens me as well !!)
McAleese, Ray (1994) A Theoretical Note on Concept Mapping ALT-J (Association for Learning Technology), 2,2,38-48
McAleese, R (1998) The Knowldege Arena as an Extension to Concept Mapping;: reflection in action Interactive Learning Environments, 6,3,1-22
McAleese, R (1999) Concept Maping - a critical review Innovations in Education and Training International, 36,4, 351-360
McAleese, Fisher, K & Grabinger, S (1999) The Knowledge Arena: a learning environment that underpins concept mapping AERA , Montreal, April Available from www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/~ray/ [ 1/5/99]
McAleese, R (2000) Skill Acquisition: the curious case of information searching, Interactive Learning Environments,8,1,23-49.

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