Time needed: 5 – 10 min
Why? To structure and organize a task with active students participation.
When? Any time you want to agree about roles, or structure of new tasks, or you want to show students cross lines between topics and to teach them how to structure complexer tasks.
How? Give one complex task to students and let them develop their own mind-map by-self, later on you can compare the different mind-maps and find the cross-lines and strategies of organizing a complex task, or you develop one mind-map with all students together on the white board.
Any risks? It could be a little time-consuming and calculate the different student work and absorbing speed. Give from the very beginning a clear time frame.