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What is concept mapping?
Novak-type concept mapping is a method for expressing one's cognitive structure, representing concepts and propositions involved in one's understanding of a topic. Concepts are arranged hierarchically on a page and connected with linking words to form valid statements related to a given topic or focus question.
Concept mapping (a term trademarked at one time by Dr. Joseph Novak) is often mistakenly interchanged with the terms mind mapping or "webbing." Additionally, other researchers/theorists have sometimes used the term concept mapping to mean something other than what Novak has specified. To help clarify any misunderstandings, this web site will specify "Novak-type concept mapping." See the References and Resources pages for works providing more detail on Novak-type concept maps. Also see a variety of definitions for concept map found by Google.
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Author: Kelvin Thompson
at University of Central Florida