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Mind Mapping: Teaching and Learning Strategy for Physical Therapy Curricula

Zipp, Genevieve Pinto PT, EdD; Maher, Catherine PT, DPT, GCS; D'Antoni, Anthony V. PhD

Journal of Physical Therapy Education: Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 43–48
POSITION PAPER
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Background and Purpose. As physical therapist educators, creating an environment that engages students in their learning journey is our primary role. One teaching and learning strategy that has recently emerged in higher education is mind mapping (MM). The purpose of this position paper is to discuss the tenets and theoretical rationale associated with mind mapping, explore current literature on MM, and inform physical therapist educators of this teaching and learning strategy.

Discussion/Conclusion. This position paper offers insight that physical therapist educational programs can use to explore mind mapping as a teaching and learning strategy.

Genevieve Pinto Zippis a professor in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 (Genevieve.zipp@shu.edu). Please address all correspondence to Genevieve Pinto Zipp.

Catherine Maheris an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University.

Anthony V. D'Antoniis an associate professor, Department of Surgery, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

This work was reviewed and approved by the Seton Hall University IRB.

Received March 13, 2013, and accepted October 3, 2013.

Copyright2015 (C) Academy of Physical Therapy Education, APTA
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