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Understanding versus Knowledge

Understanding is very different than knowledge.

We go to great lengths to gain knowledge, so that we can get good grades, achieve certifications, or receive some other reward for what we know. We could learn about something in great detail, accumulate many facts about it, and gain great knowledge… and yet never understand it.

In order to apply the knowledge that we gain for any useful manner, we must understand the content and not merely know facts.

The problem is that we are rewarded for knowledge gained rather than understanding. This conditioning not only affects our study habits but the resources that are being developed that support learning.

Upward Momentum has realized this problem and builds understanding in to the instructional design and course development by using strong interactivity and practical exercises where ever possible.

Posted in Blended Learning.


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  1. Keshawn says

    That’s the best awsner of all time! JMHO



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