Does the mind map learning strategy facilitate information retrieval and critical thinking in medical students?
- ISSN: 1472-6920
- ISBN: 1472-6920 (Electronic)\r1472-6920 (Linking)
- DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-10-61
- PubMed: 20846442
A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that using mind mapping as a note-taking strategy facilitates critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and critical thinking, as measured by the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT), and whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and recall of domain-based information.