Reflection on improving through mindmapping and peer learning

  • Chiu Phua (Participant)

Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentContent creation/delivery

Description

Using a mind map method when convening tax law subject.
I have used the free version of Mindomo, a mindmap method (associogram) when convening tax law. Although the free version is limited to 3 mindmaps and limited functional capability, students have provided very positive feedback. According to studies Mindmapping supports nonlinear thinking with the ability to visualise mental images and holistic perception (Mautenbaev, Atanbaeva et al. 2018). Based on the Mindmap which was develop, I have observed that students conceptualise through visual presentation and the links in the maps enables students to contextualise how each of the events or topics are interconnected. Students from the start of session can appreciate the early topics fits into the latter topics of their studies.
Mindomo has the capability include peer learning through collaboration. Peer learning encourages active participation from students as it encourages reflection and sharing of ideas (Pye, Williams et al. 2020). Mindomo, has the capability where students can contribute their ideas towards building the mindmap which therefore increases active participation from students and assessments can be used for peer learning.
Mindomo has the life chat function which offers synchronous consultation for students. Additional features such as integration to blackboard, office 365 and oneDrive would increase work efficiency.
I am seeking the school to subscribe Mindomo to enhance teaching experience given these advantages mentioned above.
Period01 Nov 202131 Jan 2023
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