Non-Linear Presentations

Flemming Funch (1995) proposed that “minds do not naturally work in straight lines. Rather they consist of associations radiating out (or in) from many different connection points.” Then why is it that most of what we do in the classroom is linear presentation? During teacher education, there is a huge emphasis on linear structure of lessons – Starter, Main body and Conclusion – moving continuously from one to the next in a linear format. This linear format of lessons have become the norm in teaching and learning, which in my opinion has increase the lack of creativity, confusion, limitations and restrictions on spontaneous learning.

Non-linear presentations of knowledge, however, increase creativity, problem solving, spontaneous learning etc. Our minds can flow most smoothly when allowed to work freely and radiantly, without following a restricted format.

I have complied a collection of web 2.0 tools, which can help make the transition from linear presentations to non-linear presentations:

Mind-Mapping Tools

Coggle                                       Wise Mapping                   Bubbl                        MindMup

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Non- Linear Presentation Tools

Prezi                               Popplet                                     Projeqt

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