The Power of a Doodling Brain: Concept Maps as Pathways to Learning

Education Quarterly Reviews, Vol.4 No.1 (2021)

12 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2021

See all articles by Milagros I. Rivera Cora

Milagros I. Rivera Cora

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Soledad Gonzales

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Matilde Sarmiento

Oyster Adams Bilingual School

Alejandra Esparza Young

Stanford University

Edith Esparza

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Nikolina Madjer

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Pinaikini Shankar

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Yadmarie Rivera

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Isaac Abulatan

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Date Written: February 10, 2021

Abstract

Children begin to emulate writing and what they see around them at a very early age (Byington & Kim, 2017). The simple scribbles they begin to produce are representations of complex cognitive processes occurring. The constant cognitive scaffolding which medical students experience can be compared to the cognitive process children participate in when they doodle, this could be aiding them to visualize and to efficiently create concept maps as adults to learn key concepts and to quickly make connections. The ability to visualize and to understand the relationship of critically important medical concepts remains an invaluable skill which can be reflected through diagramming, concept mapping and doodling.

Keywords: Concept Mapping, Teaching/Learning, Critical Thinking

Suggested Citation

Cora, Milagros I. Rivera and Gonzales, Soledad and Sarmiento, Matilde and Young, Alejandra Esparza and Esparza, Edith and Madjer, Nikolina and Shankar, Pinaikini and Rivera, Yadmarie and Abulatan, Isaac, The Power of a Doodling Brain: Concept Maps as Pathways to Learning (February 10, 2021). Education Quarterly Reviews, Vol.4 No.1 (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3783662

Milagros I. Rivera Cora (Contact Author)

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Soledad Gonzales

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Matilde Sarmiento

Oyster Adams Bilingual School ( email )

Alejandra Esparza Young

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Edith Esparza

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Nikolina Madjer

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Pinaikini Shankar

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Yadmarie Rivera

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

Isaac Abulatan

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts ( email )

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