Using Mind Maps Magazine
September 2013

Learning How to Learn

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How to Mind Map: A Beginner's Guide - Adam Sicinski

Mind mapping has come a long way since the early days when Tony Buzan introduced it to the world. It is now on the brink of becoming a mainstream tool that enables academic students, business professionals and many other individuals to tackle and take control of the overwhelming amount of information that we are forced to absorb every single day.

Website: IQ Matrix

Mind Map of The Month - Paul Foreman

There are lots of tips on this Mind Map. Take it one branch at a time, working from One O'Clock and working your way clockwise.

I suggest that you don't try all the tips in one go. Apply them one at a time over an extended period and you may be pleasantly surprised how your Mind Maps look in a few months time.

More more great hand-drawn Mind Map Examples go to Paul's Website:

Mind Map Inspiration

Learning How To Learn: TEFCAS -Tarek Fahmy - Licensed Buzan Instructor

"... The TEFCAS model was developed by Tony Buzan, the world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping and an expert on the brain, memory, speed reading, creativity and innovation.

TEFCAS is an acronym that explains the different steps our brain goes through during the process of learning and finding a solution..."

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A 6-step process for transforming your ideas into action - visually - Chuck Frey

"... One of the most important questions you must face today as a person who is trying to make a difference is this: How can I transform my best ideas into profitable action? What kind of process can I use to do so? And what tools can help me to develop and follow this process in a disciplined way?

Mind mapping software is often viewed as a tool for capturing ideas – either brainstorming solo or in group ideation sessions. But few people give much thought to the ways in which it may be used to transform these ideas – which only have potential value – into action plans that can help you to generate actual results..."

Website: Mind Mapping Software Blog

Bloom's Taxonomy: The Cognitive Domain - Faizel Mohidin

"... Bloom's Taxonomy is the most well-known for the work done in the Cognitive Domain. This is the second domain covered in the four part Study Skills and Bloom's Taxonomy series. The first domain, the Affective Domain, was covered in the previous article and the next article will cover the Psychomotor Domain.

Skills in the cognitive domain revolve around knowledge, comprehension, and critical thinking of a particular topic. Traditional education tends to emphasize the skills in this domain, particularly the lower-order objectives. Most study skills training will therefore be focused on enhancing this domain..."

How to Develop a Physiology of Excellence

"... Your state-of-mind is intrinsically connected to your physiology. In fact the two are so closely intertwined that slight changes in one can lead to significant changes in the other.

Physiology is a broad term that refers to: 

  • Movement of the body Gestures made
  • Posture Eye-gaze or focus 
  • Rate and depth of breathing 
  • Level of muscle tension 
  • Facial expressions 
  • Position of limbs 
  • Alignment of spine and head ..."

Website: IQ Matrix

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