Critical Thinking Mind Map
Mind mapping is a technique for outlining information in diagrams using written text and lines, symbols, keywords, colors, and images.
Before you complete your Mind Map
- Watch the videos How to Make a Mind Map–The Basics Links to an external site. (2:51) and How to Mind Map With Tony Buzan Links to an external site. (4:59) to see examples of a mind map being created.
- Review this sample mind map Download a sample mind map as a model for your assignment.
Create a mind map for how critical thinking is used as a nurse based on the major components of critical thinking and/or evidence-based practice (EBP). The branches should expand on at least four thoughts/ideas from the major components.
Include the following design elements in your mind map:
- Follow the branch or hook format–branches are thickest closest to the central component (i.e., closest equals EBP in priority order)
- Use the same colors for each theme/set of relationships (a mind map is brightly colored)
- Major components of a topic have branches that expand on many thoughts/ideas
- Present names on all or most of the branches or hooks
- Use at least four relevant illustrations, which will make the mind map memorable
- Topics radiate from the center of the page–ideas branch out from other ideas in a logical and organized manner
Mind Mapping Options
These are available resources to help you complete your mind map. You may use any of these options or any other mind-mapping tools that you find.
- MindMupLinks to an external site.
- LucidchartLinks to an external site.
- iMindMapLinks to an external site.
- Draw by hand and upload a picture
Gregory, S. (2009, May 6). How to make a mind map–The basics [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/wLWV0XN7K1g
Ayora. (2015, January 26). How to mind map with Tony Buzan [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/u5Y4pIsXTV0
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