Cooltools is a fun site but I’m linking to this post because I love this definition of concept mapping. I’m a big fan of concept mapping when I’m trying to solve problems. It’s a hard thing to grok.
And, what it really does is, you construct a model of what you know about something. And that consists of the nodes that you’re familiar with in a mind map, where you’ve got a central concept, but it highlights the relationship between those nodes.