Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Knowledge: Why?

Knowledge begins with “Why?”

4 responses to “Knowledge: Why?

  1. David Phipps May 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I also love “what if” as a launch pad for new knowledge.

  2. KMbeing May 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    “How” also works.

    • MalcolmLewis May 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      How probably comes first. Why is a bigger question.

      How do I do that?

      How does that happen?

      Why does that happen when I do that?

      My favorite learning questions – are 1.) “What is going on here (now)? Which leads to “what will happen next if I do x, based on the tenetative answer to Q 1.?”

      • KMbeing May 11, 2011 at 10:23 am

        Thanks Malcolm for your comment. Yes, “how” seems to be the first part of the question before “why”. I think both are important parts of developing knowledge. There are certainly many other aspects to developing knowledge. The knowledge thoughts posts in the KMbeing blog are meant to stimulate further thinking, and I’m glad to see that’s what they are doing.

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