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Active Teaching and Learning (1) Mind Mapping (Online, March 2023)

FESS is offering a series of three interactive standalone online workshops in the thematic area of Active Teaching and Learning, facilitated by Miriam O’ Donoghue. This is session one of the series. Participants may attend one or more of these workshops.

CPD Theme: Mind Mapping
Mind Mapping is a thinking tool that represents and organises ideas and information on a theme or topic in a visual and colourful way.

Mind Maps show connections and relationships between ideas and information making them an excellent tool for supporting mental literacy and improving memory and recall.

This hands-on practical workshop will introduce, step by step, the easy and accessible method of Mind-Mapping created by Tony Buzan, the original inventor of Mind Mapping.

Miriam O Donoghue the trainer for this workshop was trained by Tony Buzan and is a Tony Buzan Licensed Instructor https://tonybuzan.com/trainers_ireland


During the workshop we will:

  • explore the thinking behind Mind Mapping
    • identify the resources needed for Mind Mapping
    • experience the steps involved in creating a Mind Map
    • deconstruct a Mind Map to understand key important elements
    • have a go at creating a Mind Map
    • unpack some uses of Mind Maps
    • understand how Mind Maps help students to learn better
    • look at styles of Mind Maps
    • explore some digital Mind Mapping tools


Materials needed: Participants need to bring large sheets of paper, pen, coloured pencils/markers to the session.

The target audience for this event is: All FET staff members, including teachers, tutors, trainers, instructors and those in a co-ordination and/or quality assurance role.

Facilitation: This event will be facilitated by Miriam O’Donoghue. Miriam is an independent facilitator, trainer and consultant with a strong background and experience of working in Education both nationally and internationally that includes teaching, lecturing and training roles at Primary, Post-primary, Further Education and Training, and Higher Education (Teacher Education) levels. Miriam has also held senior management roles in Curriculum Development, Professional Development and Education Support Services.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.


Event Properties

Event Date 13-03-2023 14:00
Event End Date 13-03-2023 16:00
Cut off date 13-03-2023 14:00
Capacity 60
Registered 43
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Location Online (Link to event will be e-mailed)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event