Skip to content

Knowledge

Which of the following most closely matches your views about knowledge?

You can only choose ONE option.

Knowledge consists of objective facts that can be learned, retained and remembered for later application. Knowledge is independent of context and is represented by symbols such as words or numbers. Knowledge is explicit and is held by individuals.

Knowledge is socially constructed; it is a co-constructed mental model of aspects of the world. Individuals acquire knowledge through dialogue, which creates meaning and shared understandings.

Knowledge is individually constructed and is that individual’s mental model of the world. Knowledge can be abstracted, and transferred across contexts. Knowledge can be used effectively if it fits the individual’s own experience.

Knowledge is the ability to act in valued ways in particular contexts. Knowledge can be explicit or tacit.