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Cognitive Mapping for Learning Futures

May 28, 2010

Cognitive mapping has been shown by previous research to be particularly useful for uncovering individual’s thinking of causal relationships, objectives, resources and underlying assumptions. Cognitive maps are a kind of a mind map. they, however, represent mental models of perceived causal relationships, rather than just associations or sequencing. Cognitive mapping was identified as a tool which can help the processes of foresight and the creation of learning futures.

Here is a short video, prepared using Xtranormal, on the CALF project’s use of cognitive mapping:

You can refer to the CALF project website for downloadable models of research events, based on cognitive mappin here:

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/beyond-distance-research-alliance/projects/calf/downloadable-resources

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