What is concept map?
Concept maps are visual representations of information that can take different types of charts, tables, diagrams, and timelines.
They are considered a helpful educational tool for students who learn better through visualization than plain text. They allow them to see the problem (concept or project) from a helicopter view. Typically, they include items on different levels of importance and highlight the relations between them in a readable, brain-friendly way that helps memorize all details.
Concept maps can seem similar to mind maps on the surface, but there are some differences between them.
Concept maps vs. Mind maps
|Concept map||Mind map|
|tree structure with many branches and clusters||radial structure|
|focus on connecting multiple concepts||focus on one concept|
|fast, spontaneous process of creating that reflects the train of thoughts on a particular idea||thoughtful process of creating that reflects the actual state|