Knowledge – Thinking, Doing, Feeling

Knowledge – Thinking, Doing, Feeling

Knowledge is more than “show and tell”. Knowledge requires a combination of Thinking, Doing, and Feeling to develop competence in any skill.

There are 3 major types of knowledge.

1. Knowledge of facts and mental processes such as critical thinking and problem solving is called the Cognitive knowledge or Thinking. Cognitive Learning deals with the mental processes we use to remember, to think, and to problem solve. Ask yourself “What information do you want your participants to learn in your workshop?” “What problem solving skills does their job require?”

2. Knowledge of attitudes and emotions that affect skilled performance is called Affective knowledge or Feeling. Affective Learning reflects the values we place on the information we have. It is about our attitudes and willingness to participate in new things. Ask yourself “What attitudes do you want your learners to embrace during your workshop?”

3. Body knowledge that allows for the coordinated performance of physical skills is called Psychomotor knowledge or Doing. Psychomotor deals with physical skills that require body-mind coordination. Ask Yourself “What do you want your participants to be able to do? What work skills will the training develop?”

Most skills require elements of all 3 for competent performance in real time settings.

In CFAL you learn how to guide your students through all 3 elements in the design of your training program or course.


Recommended References:

Bloom’s Taxonomy | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

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