This method is about understanding patterns of connection through holistic thinking. Nature consists of webs and networks of relationships. In these maps, relationships are shown as nodes with linkages.
A coherent set of nodes and relationships constitute a network, or a web, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Mapping this out reveals a pattern we can use to understand better; 1. what we are looking at, 2. what is going on, 3. how one thing will affect another.
If nodes are combined through strong links, the web has strength – it is stronger together as a whole than a single node or the sum of the nodes. Concept Mapping is a thinking Technique that helps us understand specific topics we are interested in. View PDF