Trees, nets and teaching

By Gordon Rugg

Much of the debate on education uses diagrams to illustrate points being discussed.

Many of those diagrams are based on informal semantics.

The result is often chaos.

In this article, I’ll use the knowledge pyramid as an example of how informal semantics can produce confusion rather than clarity.


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Assessment methods and the knowledge pyramid

By Gordon Rugg

In an earlier article, we looked at how knowledge in the generic sense can be modelled as a triangle or pyramid, starting with data and information at the bottom, and then moving up to knowledge and wisdom.

It’s a neat, systematic model that’s widely used within computer science and IT.

The same model also provides a neat, systematic framework for choice of assessment methods.

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That’s the topic of this article.

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