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summary Use mindmaps to visualize links between various data and navigate in complex web of concepts.
Argumentation A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those major ideas.
MINDMAPS allow a non linear vizualisation of information that is particularly suitable to map complex ideas ad can be used to map conflicting views (DIALOG MAPPING)
Cunningham (2005) conducted a user study in which 80% of the students thought “mindmapping helped them understand concepts and ideas in science”. Other studies also report some subjective positive effects on the use of mind maps.

We used freeplane a free/libre mindmapping software.
References Glennis Edge Cunningham (2005). Mindmapping: Its Effects on Student Achievement in High School Biology (Ph.D.). The University of Texas at Austin. Brian Holland; Lynda Holland; Jenny Davies (2004). “An investigation into the concept of mind mapping and the use of mind mapping software to support and improve student academic performance”. D’Antoni, A.V.; Zipp, G.P. (2006). “Applications of the Mind Map Learning Technique in Chiropractic Education: A Pilot Study and Literature”.
Linked patterns (Larger or smaller patterns) SUPPORTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY used for DIALOG MAPPING.
Use VIDEOPROJECTOR to display live mindmap in front or large audience.