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Creating Radiant Thinking of Young Children through Mind Mapping

Author(s): Wen Cheng Wang | Chung-Chieh Lee | Ying-Chien Chu

Journal: International Education Studies
ISSN 1913-9020

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Mind mapping is a presentation form of radiant thinking, utilizing lines, colors, characters, numbers, symbols, image, pictures or keywords, etc. to associate, integrate and visualize the learned concept and evoke brain potential. Through mind maps, one’s attention, coordination ability, logic, reasoning, thinking, analyzing, creativity, imagination, memory, ability of planning and integration, speed reading, character, number, visuality, hearing, kinesthetic sense, sensation, etc. are significantly enhanced. “Picture” is not limited by nationality and language and is the best tool for young children to explore new things and learning. Because pictorial representation is one of the most primal human traits and drawing ability is better than writing ability in young children, learning and expressing through mind mapping prevents difficulties of writing, grammar and long description in children. Thus, this study explores whether mind mapping is beneficial for developing creativity of young children though exploration of mind mapping and analysis on related works and provides some guidelines for later researches.
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