MapWise is based on a sophisticated model of cognition, which is firmly rooted in neurological science. Scientific principles are translated into a practical and relevant resource which is directly transferable into classroom practice and individual work habits I The text is lively and engaging, illustrations are clear and helpful and the tone of the book is practical and supportive. -- John West-Burnham
From the Author
Learning, understanding & knowledge creation demystified
Model mapping, as taught in MapWise, is the DNA of Knowledge creation. Knowledge and understanding do not exist; they are created. When you reveal to learners how to turn discreet pieces of information into structures of meaning, when you reveal to them how they understand the world breakthroughs in learning become possible.
This book is for anyone interested in understanding how a human being learns. MapWise draws on extensive research and a wide range of disciplines to break down myths that mind maps, concept maps , model maps and the like are only for revision or memory, for visual learners, the less able, the more able, the dyslexics and creative types. Model Mapping is the most powerful of all accelerated learning techniques not just because it fulfils the labels given above but because it reveals and makes explicit how all of us understand the world. It is for this reason that we can say that model mapping is for all students irrespective of ability, sex or processing preferences. The book will teach you how to map. Understanding how you learn and make sense of the world can transform a learners self esteem.
Once the reader understands how she creates meaning for herself she can then go on through the book to find out * how to teach model mapping to others * how to make sure that pupils are using their thinking skills in every lesson * how model mapping can transform the level and nature of communication between teachers and learners * how model mapping supports the use of many other accelerated learning techniques.
This is the ultimate guide to mastering teacher explanation and pupil understanding. Because Mapwise enables the reader to access how we all learn, it is the key to raising performance and achievement in the classroom.
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