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Joseph Novak, pioneer of education theory, dies at 92

ITHACA, New York, Nov. 20 -- Cornell University issued the following news:

Joseph Novak, who invented the now-ubiquitous "concept maps" as a way to organize and represent knowledge, died Sept. 22 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He was 92.

Novak was a professor emeritus in the Department of Education (which has since been dissolved). His initial work focused on understanding how children learn science concepts, but broadened to encompass understanding how people le . . .

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