Knowledge-based learning

Knowledge-based learning is a learning approach that emphasizes the acquisition of declarative knowledge, or knowledge that can be stated and retained, such as facts, concepts, and theories. It involves actively acquiring information through reading, listening, observation, and instruction, and then using that information to solve problems, make decisions, and retain information for future use.

Knowledge-based learning is often contrasted with skill-based learning, which emphasizes the development of procedural knowledge, or knowledge of how to perform a task, through practice and repetition.

In knowledge-based learning, students are typically taught through lectures, reading, and other forms of direct instruction. They may also be required to take exams and complete assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the material. Effective knowledge-based learning requires students to engage with the material and actively process information, rather than simply memorizing facts.

Knowledge-based learning is important for developing a deep understanding of a subject and for building a foundation for future learning and development. It is used in many educational settings, including K-12 education, higher education, professional training and School Analytics. By acquiring declarative knowledge, individuals can develop their problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities, and overall understanding of the world.