Knowledge Cycle



Proposed definition:

Definition2: A model that contributes to the formation of an ontology for analytic discussion, and the implementation of knowledge management, the Learning with Knowledge Cycle, is proposed. The stages in this Cycle are: knowledge creation and construction, knowledge articulation, knowledge repository updating, knowledge access, knowledge use and knowledge revision. The Cycle represents the learning process within organisations and is applicable to both tacit and explicit knowledge. All stages in the Cycle contribute to effective organisational learning.
Source: Journal of Information Science http://jis.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/27/4/227
Focus: n/a



Why we chose this definition:

Definition two is more clear on context (organizational learning), intended user (organization), and the purpose. The rest did not have as many components expressed.



Discussion:

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Current Definitions (n=4)

Some useful diagrams are included after the definitions


Definition 1: The organisational knowledge cycle (one version - adapted from McElroy) [see diagram]. There are very significant implications for professional learning, including:
  • external knowledge is filtered by individuals using their tacit knowledge
  • new knowledge needs to be (re-)formulated to be meaningful within the school
  • professional learning is required at each of the four stages, hence,
  • professional learning involves
- acquisition, formulation, validation and integration of new knowledge with old, and
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The Organisational Knowledge Cycle

- application in practices
- reflection on experiences, leading to
- the creation of new knowledge for consideration
  • professional learning needs to relate the context within the school including existing knowledge, practices and purposes
Source: University of Tasmania www.educ.utas.edu.au/users/ilwebb/Research/knowledge_cycle.htm
Focus: Education

Definition2: A model that contributes to the formation of an ontology for analytic discussion, and the implementation of knowledge management, the Learning with Knowledge Cycle, is proposed. The stages in this Cycle are: knowledge creation and construction, knowledge articulation, knowledge repository updating, knowledge access, knowledge use and knowledge revision. The Cycle represents the learning process within organisations and is applicable to both tacit and explicit knowledge. All stages in the Cycle contribute to effective organisational learning.
Source: Journal of Information Science http://jis.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/27/4/227
Focus: n/a

Definition 3: – Shared meanings – Knowledge creating: tacit and internal; explicit and external – Decision making
Source: http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/marylynn/2006/summer/INF387C/lectures/3rdf2f-info.pdf
Focus: Information Management

Definition 4 : The knowledge cycle consists of at least three components, also known as interrelated subfields of study: knowledge creation, knowledge diffusion, and knowledge utilization.
Source: http://codi.buffalo.edu/archives/pubs/articles/.edwards/.chap2.htm
Focus: n/a

Diagram 1: Knowledge to Action Process -diagram, not definition [see below]
Source: CIHR www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/29418.html
Focus: Health Care
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Knowledge Conversion diagram, not definition [see below]
Source: FIS KM Institute http://choo.fis.utoronto.ca/KMIottawa/default.html
Focus: n/a
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Diagram 3: Power Point presentation on Realising the Scholarly Knowledge Cycle, not definition. Follow this link: edwards-1.gif
www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/e.j.lyon/lyon-cni-spring04-final.ppt
Source: Dr. Liz Lyon, UKOLN, University of Bath
Focus: Information Management


Diagram 4: The Integral Cycle of Knowledge diagram, not definition [see right]
Source: www.integralworld.net/edwards2.html
Focus: Epistemology


Diagram 5: Encompassing experimentation, analysis, publication, research, learning [see link for additional diagram and Power Point presentation]
Source: University of Southhampton
http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/19339/
Focus: Research

Diagram 6: See Diagram Below
Source: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/novdec99/km.htm
Focus: Knowledge Management
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