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Concept Mapping: Best Practices

Concept maps or mind maps can support student learning, support the development of higher-level thinking, and can support assessment.  The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame has published this piece Best Tools and Practices for Concept Mapping, which includes a wealth of information about concept maps.

The resource provides tips on how to use concept maps in the classroom, recommends software tools, and offers additional resources on the topic.  There is also a 6-minute video illustrating the use of concept mapping in assessment.