"Making your mind work in a different way" Mind maps as a tool for learning and writing an assignment with post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) PE students.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
The effectiveness of mind mapping within education shows scarcity of research. Furthermore, the Higher education university sector has prevailed no research towards the use of mind mapping with PGCE students. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the use of mind maps for PGCE PE students as a tool for learning, specifically for writing an assignment. The main objectives were to identify student’s perceptions of using mind maps as a learning tool, specifically to help write their assignment. Secondly, identify the Head of PGCE PE’s perception towards the impact of students using mind maps as a tool for learning, and finally, to identify whether the role of mind maps differ according to the type of PGCE PE learner. This study adopted a predominantly qualitative design, using five PGCE PE students in a focus group and an interview with the Head of PGCE as its source of data collection with the use of descriptive numbers to add further evidence and support. The focus group comprised students of various learning styles, interpersonal, logical/mathematical and kinaesthetic, as well as a diverse application of mind maps. A deductive and inductive content analysis was conducted which lead to the emergence of four key themes. Firstly, mind mapping as a learning tool. Secondly, "making your mind work in a different way" through the use of your visual brain. Thirdly, mind mapping as a planning tool for writing an assignment and finally the application of a mind map. The results of this study found mind maps to fit diverse individuals and their learning styles, as well as being a great visual source by making your mind work in a different way. Mind mapping as a planning tool lacked use and was domineered by the linear approach due to participant’s familiarisation and comfort. Future research could look to use a larger sample group to gain broader opinions towards mind mapping as well as various other learning styles. The findings of this study suggest that practice and tutorials should be provided towards the use of mind mapping to ensure students are comfortable using it.
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
To Evaluate Cost Effectiveness of Online Education Vs Onsite Face-to-Face Education as a Service Proposition to Increase Sustainability in the Private Education Sector in the UAE Raman, Lakshmi (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2018-01)As the economy evolves along with new age technologies impacting businesses, governments, societies, higher educational institutions and Universities would need to adapt and embrace online education and e-learning experiences ...
A Study of Free School Meal (FSM) and Non Free School Meal (NFSM) Students Perceptions’ of Learning Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and the extent to which these perceptions can be influenced by a Family Learning Intervention. Mein, Tracey (2014)Research shows that FSM students do not achieve as well as their NFSM peers. FSM students can face different types of barriers to their learning. These include material barriers such as a lack of resources, social barriers ...
Assessment for learning in modern foreign languages: an investigation into strategies to develop pupils' abilities in speaking and writing with special reference to pupils' study of French at KS4. Andrews, Marie (UWIC, 2004)This action research project is concerned with Modern Foreign Language teaching and "Assessment for Learning". The first aim of the research sets out to establish which of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading ...