Create a concept map of your course syllabus.

The way we present information and how we subsequently categorize new knowledge can make dramatic differences in our students’ learning. We can help learners to make sense of new information by being explicit about how we suggest information fits with prior knowledge.

This activity is within the Organize Knowledge section of the Teacher for Learning Module.

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17 Responses Completed for this Activity

  • Contextualizing a Literature Review (Asako Yoshida, @yourlibrarian)

    Before showing how to search research databases to identify relevant research articles for students’ research project, I created this mind map to show them that the purpose of doing a literature review in their research project.

  • NTIP Planning for Teachers (Michelle Fenn, @Toadmummy)

    A colleague and I were responsible for designing the professional learning for Secondary NTIP teachers based upon their survey responses to professional learning needs.  Together, we created this Mindomo in order to plan the learning.

  • Map for Intro to US Government Course (Shawna M. Brandle, @profbrandle)

    I really enjoyed the challenge of thinking about what the bones of my course are.  These are the most important things, that I want students to know 5 years later from the course (and which, in the course, we build finer details, such as examples and evidence, on).  I’m adding this map to my syllabus… Read more »

  • Hearing technologies for students with hearing loss (Pam Millett, @millettpam)

    I teach a course on different kinds of hearing technologies for students with hearing loss – there are a LOT, and my students have a hard time remembering them all, and figuring out which one would be the best choice for a particular student with a particular classroom scenario. We pull up this mind map… Read more »

  • Map to Air Quality Assessment (Pamela Koski Bryant, @BryantKoski)
  • Concept Mapping for Human Relations PND 1105 (Lynn Chartrand, @lynn_chartrand)

    I often speak  to nursing students about the many benefits of concept mapping.

  • Concept Map for a College Communications Course (Mel Young, @melyoung00)

    I created this concept map of my introductory College Communications course, ENG1002. This course is taught to most first year students at the College and includes the basics of English communication.

  • Concept map (Sidney, @data_professor)

    This is the concept map for my upcoming Advanced Excel course. I worked on what the content would be and did thematic analysis several times to find what subjects would be most appropriate and how the content should be delivered. Part of this process is outlining what basic ideas should be taught in each module,… Read more »

  • Analytical Instrumentation Concept Map (Christine, @Calm_Spark)

    Though this map needs more work before presenting it to the students, I have hope that it might spark some ideas for the students of how things are connected and it might prove to be a useful practice activity for them.  Student often compartmentalise what they learn about science – this goes is this box… Read more »

  • Clinical Assessment (Iain Alexander Robertson, @IainRobertson)

    The concept map below relates to a course in clinical assessment that I teach. I wanted to link the course outcomes to each of the major regional parts of the body. My emphasis is on the principles of massage and how they relate to the body. Often students struggle with linking old and new knowledge… Read more »


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