Teaching knowledge management as a discipline in schools #schools


Moria Levy
 

Hello all
In Israel we have a special program in highschools teaching data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise (learning 3 years from ages 15-180.
I am curious to know if any other country/state has similar programs.
Thank you,
Moria 


Cindy Young
 

Hello, Moria,

I don't know of any high schools that do this, but that's not to say it's not happening. It's something that I am looking at incorporating since my interest in teaching KM is getting to the people when they are starting their careers. I have already started looking at high school programs/electives and am reaching out to local colleges in their business programs to provide them with an elective in KM. I would be interested in hearing how your students like KM in high school and if they are more open to it in high school as opposed to those who "have to do it" in their daily professional lives.

Regards,

Cindy


Brett Patron
 

I think it is a mistake to teach "knowledge management".  Sure, introduce the ideas, discuss the various definitions and the ways it is employed.

I think it is more important to teach skills, like mapping processes, understanding collaboration, how groups decide.

These skills will frame the conditions for discovery of KM as a discipline. 

 

Brett Patron
KM Strategist
US DOD/Joint Enabling Capabilities Command
Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

www.twitter.com/kmfordecision


Stephen Bounds
 

Hi Moria,

That's really interesting. Do you know if there is any publicly available information on the curriculum covered? (It's not a problem if it is not in English.)

Cheers,
Stephen.

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Executive, Information Management
Cordelta
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On 22/01/2021 10:05 pm, Moria Levy wrote:

Hello all
In Israel we have a special program in highschools teaching data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise (learning 3 years from ages 15-180.
I am curious to know if any other country/state has similar programs.
Thank you,
Moria 


Ginetta Gueli
 

Hello Moria!
I do not think this is happening in Italy. You can find specific KM semesters in some university, for example at Roma 3 University there is a semester on KM, but it is part of the full study cycle in Business Administration. It is an optional semester not a mandatory one, by the way.
 
For your information, in Italy KM is not well known and finding a pure KM job is almost utopia.
 
All the best,
Ginetta

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Eli Miron
 

Moria meant ages   15 - 18

 

From: main@SIKM.groups.io <main@SIKM.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Bounds
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Hi Moria,

That's really interesting. Do you know if there is any publicly available information on the curriculum covered? (It's not a problem if it is not in English.)

Cheers,
Stephen.

====================================
Stephen Bounds
Executive, Information Management
Cordelta
E: stephen.bounds@...
M: 0401 829 096
====================================

On 22/01/2021 10:05 pm, Moria Levy wrote:

Hello all
In Israel we have a special program in highschools teaching data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise (learning 3 years from ages 15-180.
I am curious to know if any other country/state has similar programs.
Thank you,
Moria 


Tim Powell
 

I’m sure that all of us here are troubled by the fact that our world is awash in tidal waves of misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, propaganda, “sponsored content,” and the like — often with catastrophic results.  Many of the solutions currently being proposed for this global “infodemic” are supply-side focused — like regulating and/or moderating social media. But I feel that in addition, and perhaps ultimately to greater effect, we need to focus on the demand side — the consumers/users of information.

 

Basic training in digital media and information literacy is urgently needed at all age/expertise levels.  With ongoing updates, as the situation morphs.  I work with senior organizational leaders and university graduate students on this — but it needs to begin much earlier than that.  I’d propose that even age 15 is too late, and that it should begin around the same time as “adult topics” like sex education — 12 or so (which is typically the seventh grade here in the US.)

 

There is some of this already happening here and in Europe, but I don’t have details.  And as I understand it, it’s neither systemic nor sustained.  Any insights those of you here can offer will be most appreciated.

 

tp


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Moria meant ages   15 - 18

 

From: main@SIKM.groups.io <main@SIKM.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Bounds
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Hi Moria,

That's really interesting. Do you know if there is any publicly available information on the curriculum covered? (It's not a problem if it is not in English.)

Cheers,
Stephen.

====================================
Stephen Bounds
Executive, Information Management
Cordelta
E: stephen.bounds@...
M: 0401 829 096
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On 22/01/2021 10:05 pm, Moria Levy wrote:

Hello all
In Israel we have a special program in highschools teaching data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise (learning 3 years from ages 15-180.
I am curious to know if any other country/state has similar programs.
Thank you,
Moria 


Moria Levy
 

thank you all for your answers. Of course additional replies are welcomed.
When teaching high school students:
a. There is a great emphasize on skills, approaches and tools.
b. The examples and iseas are translated to their world- teaching presonal KM, knowledge retention of the their grandparents and family traditions, social media and knowledge sharing among youngsters, etc.
c. To those interested, details can be found at: info-data-knowledge and Curriculum. They learn about 1000 hours in the first two years around KM and at the last year run a major research/project on one of the three disciplines. Of course if there are any further questions- you can address me.
I am writing a case study research on the program to be published next year, but my interest on simlar programs is not limited to this research. So if you hear about some such program in the future- posting will be appreciated, and if one is starting to push a KM/Data Analysis/Information program in his or her country and want to consult... do not hesitate and be in touch.
Moria


Dennis Thomas
 

Hello one and all,

Attached are two documents:

(1) A Syllabus for our Certified Knowledge Specialist Course I 
(2) And an article I wrote called "Knowledge Science: The Great Big Beautiful Puzzle.”

They are self-explanatory, however, I will say this.  My 13 year old nephew is patiently waiting (as am I) for our IQxCloud v3.0 rational reasoning KMS to be released (soon).  He already knows about sex (previous mention), so he is ready to move on.  It works the way people naturally think, so he will learn to model most any knowledge domain quickly - he already gets the idea, he just needs the tool to make it happen. His first project will be to model the organizational structure, sub-substructures, and relevant content of the State University (Public Information) that he wants to attend.  My plan is for him to then call the President of the University to make a presentation and earn a scholarship.  There may be a car involved in this as an incentive - not sure yet.  

The entire course, and two more, are organized in an ISO 9001 QMS format.  The plan is to roll the 3-series plan out.  

Let me know what you think?  


Dennis L. Thomas
IQStrategix
(810) 662-5199

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge 


On January 23, 2021 at 12:06:20 PM, Moria Levy (moria@...) wrote:

thank you all for your answers. Of course additional replies are welcomed.
When teaching high school students:
a. There is a great emphasize on skills, approaches and tools.
b. The examples and iseas are translated to their world- teaching presonal KM, knowledge retention of the their grandparents and family traditions, social media and knowledge sharing among youngsters, etc.
c. To those interested, details can be found at: info-data-knowledge and Curriculum. They learn about 1000 hours in the first two years around KM and at the last year run a major research/project on one of the three disciplines. Of course if there are any further questions- you can address me.
I am writing a case study research on the program to be published next year, but my interest on simlar programs is not limited to this research. So if you hear about some such program in the future- posting will be appreciated, and if one is starting to push a KM/Data Analysis/Information program in his or her country and want to consult... do not hesitate and be in touch.
Moria


Arthur Shelley
 

Moria,

 

I am no aware of KM being taught in any Australian schools, but I am not that close to the national curriculum.

However, I am pleased to say that there is more interdependent social learning starting to creep into the curriculum (slowly). It is not as significant as what Finland are doing, but at least progressing in the right direction.

 

Whilst this is not “teaching KM and knowledge related fields” as such. It is becoming more about experiential learning and social cocreation of knowledge as an experience. This is what we can all benefit from doing ore of , including in the KM profession.

I have shared some thoughts on this in my recent article on Reverse Bloom Learning Framework. Although designed for postgraduate learning mainly - it can be applied to earlier learning I believe with some adaptation (mainly around prior knowledge requirements).

https://coming.gr/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2_December2020_JEICOM_FINAL_Arthur-W-Shelley.pdf

 

Regards

Arthur Shelley

Principal: www.IntelligentAnswers.com.au 

Founder: Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network

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Author: KNOWledge SUCCESSion  Sustained performance and capability growth through knowledge projects

Earlier Books: The Organizational Zoo (2007) & Being a Successful Knowledge Leader (2009)

 

 

From: main@SIKM.groups.io <main@SIKM.groups.io> On Behalf Of Moria Levy
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thank you all for your answers. Of course additional replies are welcomed.
When teaching high school students:
a. There is a great emphasize on skills, approaches and tools.
b. The examples and iseas are translated to their world- teaching presonal KM, knowledge retention of the their grandparents and family traditions, social media and knowledge sharing among youngsters, etc.
c. To those interested, details can be found at: info-data-knowledge and Curriculum. They learn about 1000 hours in the first two years around KM and at the last year run a major research/project on one of the three disciplines. Of course if there are any further questions- you can address me.
I am writing a case study research on the program to be published next year, but my interest on simlar programs is not limited to this research. So if you hear about some such program in the future- posting will be appreciated, and if one is starting to push a KM/Data Analysis/Information program in his or her country and want to consult... do not hesitate and be in touch.
Moria


Richard Vines
 

Moria,

How wonderful to hear that this is so and that such far sightedness exists ... I wonder if there is any public information about this sort of initiative?

The only bit of attempted dot joining I can  offer - and it may not be relevant - is to reference a significant body of inter-disciplinary knowledge now clustered at the Education Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US that has its foci on the principles of multi-literacies and entailed learning by design through core knowledge processes

This is not quite the same as your seemingly explicit linkages between data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise - embedded in a curriculum. 

In contrast, it is a perspective of knowledge processing and meaning making that encompasses the enormous diversity of learning contexts relevant to education today (primary, secondary, tertiary). This same way of thinking has been used to inform the development of learning by design publishing platform (CG Scholar), which includes the innovative conceptions of big data in education and reflective learning. 

Not sure how relevant this might be, but it is sure inspiring it is scale of imagination with a robust sense of knowledge theory and processing - including commitments to a communitarian sense of education - at its core. 

All best with it. 



Richard


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:05 PM Moria Levy <moria@...> wrote:
Hello all
In Israel we have a special program in highschools teaching data, information and knowledge studies, as an expertise (learning 3 years from ages 15-180.
I am curious to know if any other country/state has similar programs.
Thank you,
Moria 



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Boris Jaeger
 

While not bad I wouldn't label this course as "Knowledge Management". In fact it is called "Data and Information" and "[t]he studies in the program open the door to the desired profession "information analyst",... ". In general such a course could be associated with teaching "information literacy".  Btw. there is a better overview of the program from this link incl. the curriculum in a word document.
 
On the KMedu Hub you find a few resources related to the subject of teaching Knowledge Management in primary, secondary, and vocational schools
 
 
Like Brett I too think it is not useful to teach Knowledge Management.  It is not useful to teach extra courses but courses which support the student's learning. E.g. a course like "Learning to learn".
 
 
@Ginetta
You know about "JEKPOT – The Knowledge Management Company" in Pavia (near Milan), Italy? Since 2000 it is running a conference including case studies from Italian companies.