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Concept maps. What is a concept map :. a method to represent information visually we can better understand information in graphic form it is easier for our brain to make meaning. “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Types of concept maps. hierarchical map. spider map. flow-chart.

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What is a concept map:

  • a method to represent information visually

  • we can better understand information in graphic form

  • it is easier for our brain to make meaning

“A picture is worth a thousand words”


Types of concept maps

hierarchical map

spider map

flow-chart


Hierarchical map
Hierarchical map

  • hierarchical map (allows dividing the problem into levels)


Flow chart
Flow chart

  • flow-chart (pictorial representation describing the process analysis; very useful when examining how various steps in the process work together)


Spider map
Spider map

  • Spider map (organises information by placing the central theme or the unifying concept in the centre, outwardly radiating sub-themes around the centre of the map. These may be further developed into mind maps



A good concept map can:

  • make you understand the problem better

  • help you structure the report


Possible structure of a report
Possible structure of a report:

  • Househlod waste

    • Types (organic, hazardous, solid)

    • Waste treatment:

      • Recylcing (paper, metals)

      • waste disposal: landfils (legal, illegal)

      • Special treatment (hazardous waste)

      • Environmental issues (Pollution, public awareness)


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