The Use of Mind Maps in the Teaching Process. Mindmapping and the Verification of the Effects of Education in the Area of Educational Transactional Analysis Cover Image

Zastosowanie map myśli w procesie dydaktycznym. Mindmapping a weryfikacja efektów kształcenia z zakresu edukacyjnej analizy transakcyjnej
The Use of Mind Maps in the Teaching Process. Mindmapping and the Verification of the Effects of Education in the Area of Educational Transactional Analysis

Author(s): Dorota Gębuś
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: mind maps; transactional analysis; teaching

Summary/Abstract: This article attempts to show how the Mind Mapping method can be used in teaching and assessing the effects of education. A mind map is a multifunctional tool that could aid the educational process on many levels. Its formation allows for greater creativity and multidirectional thinking, which has a positive effect on the rate of learning and remembering information. It can also become an innovative way of enhancing teacher’s preparation for lessons and their actual conducting, which helps to pass the knowledge to students in an attractive form. It may also be a method of verifying the student’s knowledge, which really streamlines the process of assessment. Instead of reading long essays, the teacher can have an insight into students’ knowledge and skills at a glance. Four mind maps are presented in the article as examples; the maps were created by students taking an exam in educational transactional analysis. They clearly indicate that a teacher, looking at only one page, which does not take up a lot of time, can analyse the students’ way of thinking as well as identify the areas sufficiently mastered by them and the areas in which they need some improvement.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 139-151
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish