Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 193-196.doi: 10.16352/j.issn.1001-6325.2022.01.036

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Application of mind mapping in the teaching of human parasitology

WEI Chun-yan*, WANG Zhen-sheng, YANG Yin, WANG Heng   

  1. Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100005, China
  • Received:2021-07-07 Revised:2021-08-26 Online:2022-01-05 Published:2022-01-05
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Abstract: Objective To explore the teaching effect of mind mapping to implement the concept of “ student-centered learning (SCL)”. Methods One hundred and eighteen undergraduates of four-year program in Nursing School, Peking Union Medical College enrolled in 2019 were selected as objects. Before the learning of the human parasitology, the students were investigated to find current situation of “students' autonomous learning”;Then they were guided to make up a mind map of what they need to learn in the course of human parasitology and the effect of mind mapping was evaluated at the end of the course. Results This method guided students to make up a mind map and so effectively stimulated their enthusiasm of active learning. This method significantly strengthened students' self-confidence,supported their deep understanding of knowledge and build their capacity of logic attitude of learning. This method may contribute to encourage and orient students' autonomous learning. Conclusions The application of mind mapping is an effective and feasible method to practice education concept of “student-centered learning” concept.

Key words: student-centered learning (SCL), mind mapping, human parasitology, autonomous learning

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