Concept modelling is a methodology used to breakdown information to make connections to broader themes, issues, and ideas. Concept maps usually take shape in the form of graphic representations or maps and allow you to externalize your thinking processes and connect abstract ideas into a visual structure like mind-mapping.
Definitions taken from "Collaborative Learning using Concept Mapping," by Patricia Lupion Torres & Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriot
For drawing out your ideas and concepts, we recommend the old fashioned pencil & paper!
But if you prefer to go digital, then check out these tools:
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