Mind Maps were popularized by author and consultant, Tony Buzan. They use a two-dimensional structure, instead of the list format conventionally used to take notes. Mind Maps are more compact than conventional notes, often taking up one side of the paper. This helps students to make associations easily, and generate new ideas. If students find out more information after they have drawn a Mind Map, then they can easily integrate it with little disruption. In addition, Mind Maps helps students break large projects or topics down into manageable chunks, so that they can plan effectively without getting overwhelmed and without forgetting something important.
This workshop was delivered at Salman Cultural Centre as a part of their after-school programs to help students excel at school by learning additional methods that could be utilized in studying and project planning.