Student guide to mind-mapping

At this time of year – and indeed many times of year – our thoughts turn to mind-mapping. How many mind-maps are produced, do you think, in the course of a young person’s school career? Lots, I suspect, and it is often taken as a given that we (students and teachers) know what we’re talking about when the instructions is given. “Do a mind-map on… natural forms/journeys/self-portraits etc…!”

Guide to mind-mapping

Recently, I’ve felt the need to get a little more specific about this and produced a guide to mind-mapping – aimed at students – on how to produce a mind-map. Presented as a mind-map (naturally!) it is intended to be something that students might have to hand whilst working on this task, and refer to as they progress. The PDF download is printable at A3 or A4, so could be used as a poster or handout for the class. Also provided are some student examples for discussion and inspiration.

Student guide to mind-mapping – free download resource to support students in producing high quality mind-maps, including examples. #creativity #teachertips Great for Art GCSE and A level exams!

example art and design mind-maps #creativity

Get your mind-mapping guide

You can get the download at the felt-tip-pen resources shop by clicking the image below. I’d love to know how you use it and see some resulting mind-maps!

mind-mapping guide

You can also check out some of the mind-maps I have produced for exam themes via the links below:



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