By Zadra Rose Ibañez
“A mind too active is no mind at all.” – Theodore Roethke
As Albert Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
At times like these, other methods of problem-solving can be useful.
One such method is using a mind map. This technique allows individuals to see relationships between concepts through pictures and diagrams, which are often thought to be more comprehensible than just words (Davies, 2010). The structure of a mind map begins with a topic or image in the center with major associated ideas connected to it, followed by subsequent ideas linked to the major ideas (Buzan & Buzan, 1993).