Whoa, the Father of Mind Mapping Visited BINUS UNIVERSITY: Training Your Way of Thinking with Mind Mapping

    BINUS UNIVERSITY was honored when it was chosen to host for Tony Buzan, known as the world’s father of Mind Mapping, Wednesday (21/9). In his visit, Tony presented various suggestions for BINUSIAN regarding the theme Brain vs Technology Entering the Age of Intelligence Successfully. The event was held at The Lounge, Anggrek Campus of BINUS UNIVERSITY, Jakarta.

    Tony’s idea about the Mind Map first emerged when he observed the development of computer and technology in 1971. Back then, Buzan was curious of why do we need a guide book with thousands of pages in it to operate a computer.

    Human mind is an impressive thing, he thought. And that notion made Tony Buzan explored human’s way of thinking by manipulating a model to develop human potentials, which he called Mind Mapping.

    Mapping a human mind is a way to develop our activity of thinking to all directions, to capture various thoughts and to expand ways of thinking using different branches and a creative method. In short, Mind Map is the easiest way to place information inside the brain and to collect the information when needed.

    Mind Mapping will be a big help for people when they are working. Mind Mapping can be applied in organizational management, writing activities, studies, self-development and many others. However, its biggest potential is when it is applied in self-development.

    With Mind Mapping, people can easily find innovative ideas and creative solutions, helping them to remember information effectively and efficiently, even when they are under a lot of pressure. Mind Mapping also helps people to specify their goals and the steps to reach that goal.

    In this opportunity, Tonny emphasized that humans should be able to manage their brain in order to perform the mind mapping process. “When you can’t manage brain, you will not manage everything,” Tony said in front of the audience.

    He also provided several tips for faculty members, about facing students in the teaching process. “What you need to do is provide an image and associations. That way, students will find your class interesting,” he said. (YD)

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