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Philosophy of Religion Mind Mapping ProjectThe Philosophy of Religion Mind Mapping Project was funded by an e-learning grant from the Higher Education Academy's Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies. It aims to provide an evolving, interactive online e-learning environment that will be a permanent resource for teachers and students of Philosophy of Religion and related subjects. The seed of the project is a series of mind maps charting the material covered in the Senior Honours Philosophy of Religion course taught by Victoria Harrison in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow during spring 2007. Each map provides access to a wide variety of research and study resources relevant to the topics covered.
To navigate through the mind maps click on a node of a map. The list of resources associated with that node will then appear the box located at the bottom left of your screen. Click on the links in this box to access the resources and move around the web site. You can also use the panel on the left of the screen to isolate particular sections of the mind maps, this feature is particular useful for the larger maps. Each mind map is linked to a discussion forum that is hosted within the Department of Philosophy's moodle site. Everyone is welcome to participate in the forum, although to do so you will need to enrol in the moodle site. Please contact Victoria Harrison to enrol.
This web site aims to enhance student learning by assisting students to understand how key concepts and ideas, explained within lectures, relate both to each other and to material covered within other lectures. To this end, mind maps representing each lecture are linked to relevant locations within maps representing other lectures. Thus, together these mind maps display a comprehensive overview of the conceptual terrain covered by the course. In representing the content of a lecture visually, mind maps are a valuable tool for revision and provide students with an opportunity to review what was covered in each lecture.
Mind maps not only make complex concepts more accessible to students than do primarily text-based learning resources, they also assist students in generating ideas for essays as well as helping them to structure those ideas systematically.
Students can also access detailed information under the head of specific concepts by following links to other web-based sites from locations within the mind maps (the links appear in the bottom right of the screen). Locations within mind maps are also linked to a discussion forum where students and teachers can discuss specific issues and share information and ideas.