3. Mind Maps

The results of writing down problems to this Tricky Topic is a mind map. Some of these problems will be major underpinning issues which may turn out to be key Stumbling Blocks. Others will be smaller problems which link to other small problems – these problems collectively form a Stumbling Block.

Using coloured pens, link problems into clusters. This can initially be done on the mind-map created through the brainstorm activity.

The Tricky Topic Mapping diagram, will then help your groups to structure their identified problems and form their 4-5 Stumbling Blocks.

The Stumbling Blocks will not be isolated from each other. Some groups may identify key stumbling blocks straight away. Other groups may struggle to see how the problems fit together. The facilitator is an important part of this process.