|In the construction of a concept map, following steps are followed. It is advisable to involve students at every stage of concept mapping.
Step 1 : Identify the concepts from a selected unit/chapter. List them on the black board
Step 2 : Arrange the concepts in a hierarchical order top to bottom
Step 3 : Select the concepts that fall laterally
Step 4 : Draw circles / boxes around the concepts and draw lines linking the concepts
Step 5 : Write the linking words. Concept map is ready.
Step 6 : Read the whole concept map. See whether all possible links are marked.
In case the concept maps look too crowded, it may be reconstructed. After drawing the concept map on the black board involving the students, they may be encouraged to draw on their own. To begin with they can complete any incomplete concept map. Later, they can be asked to construct a concept map on their own Fig. 2 shows a concept map on types of industries.