A concept map can be created to explore an issue. The concepts are linked with a proposition which shows the relationship between the two concepts. This is more directed than a mind map which is a brainstorming tool.

Students are able to explore many different reasons to care about an issue. They are able to draw upon emotional and rational dimensions of their response to an issue and further develop their understanding of the interconnectedness of the diverse dimensions of the issue (health, environment, economics, well-being). (ESSAP, p. 25).