Concept Map

Concept maps are visual representations of relationships among various concepts. Ask students to produce a graphic representation of this relationship using pen and paper, whiteboards, post-its, or concept mapping software (e.g., Coggle)—video with details here.

Individual/Group Activity Individually & Group
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelApply
Development InitialTransitional Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate16-30 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 10 Minutes

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