Mapping for EFL (part I): Mapping tools and how-to hands-on workshop

Speaker: Lawrie Hunter
Date: Saturday, 6 December 2008
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Finish Time: 4:00PM
Location: Kochi Women’s University, Language Lab (in South Building),
5-15 Eikokuji-cho, Kochi City

This workshop, part I of a 2-part series of workshops, begins with a brief
overview of the variety of mapping types and mapping tools in use in education
today, followed by a hands-on workshop on the use of (1) Hunter’s infostructure
maps and (2) Cmap Tools.
Hunter’s infostructure maps are the underlying structure of "Critical Thinking"
(Greene & Hunter, Asahi Press 2002) and "Thinking in English" (Hunter, Cengage
2008). Prereading is available at

Cmap Tools ( have taken
solid hold in science education in many countries, primarily for use in
representing learner’s and instructor’s perceptions of the nature of concepts,
and have a number of other appealing applications for education. The tools
themselves are free for download, and allow for free online storage and/or
sharing. There is a growing online collection of maps at the Cmap website.

Participants who wish to bring their own laptops are encouraged to do so.
Please be sure to have installed both PowerPoint and Cmap Tools (download Cmap
Tools free from

The workshops are announced in map form at this link.

Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: 500 yen

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