Picture for Mindmapping

Image by Kaeru (Access: 30.09.2009)

Short description

Mind-Mapping is a way of visualizing relationships. A concept forms the centre of a mindmap. Subconcepts are represented as branches which can have subbranches in return.

Process description

  1. Start with writing your central concept in the middle of an empty sheet of paper.

  2. Think of different aspects of the topic and construct the mind map.

  3. In order to organise your concepts, create higher level concepts to order the different aspects.

  4. Revise and annotate your mindmap so that you will be able to understand it later.

Required resources

  • Flipchart

  • Big sheet of paper

  • Coloured pens or mind mapping software


The basic idea is in the centre and can be quickly understood. The graphic representation supports the brainstorming and thinking process. A short glance at the mind map suffices to grasp the most important points.

PSI: https://psi.methopedia.eu/learning-activity/mindmapping