Economics method students were introduced to concept mapping by Dr. Sneha Raikar and then students did a concept map on the various topics from 9th standard Economics text book. The benefits of doing this were clearly outlined to the students so as to motivate them to do the concept maps. The concept maps were highly reflective of the Economics method students’ understanding of the economic concepts. The concept maps were very helpful in providing an insight into students’ level of understanding; and also to the students, as it helped them to integrate what they have discussed into their approach to writing their report.
The students reacted positively to the workshop in creating concept maps that helped them to organize lots of information into a format that is easily understood since they could visualize connections within the information read from the subject matter.