Creighton University

Create a Concept Map

It can be difficult for experts to recognize how they organize their own knowledge, which makes it difficult to communicate this organization to students. One way to make your knowledge organization apparent is to create a concept map. Concept mapping is a technique that helps instructors understand their knowledge organizations visually. Concept maps are particularly helpful to visual learners.

Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett,M.C., & Norman, M.K. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.