Title: Towards a new era of knowledge creation: a brief discussion of the epistemology for knowledge creation

Authors: Ching Sing Chai, Lung Hsiang Wong, Ping Gao, Qiyun Wang

Addresses: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Singapore. ' National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Singapore. ' National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Singapore. ' National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Singapore

Abstract: In this paper, three facets of knowledge creations are discussed: levels of knowledge creation (global, community and individual levels); broad academic disciplines of knowledge creation (sciences, humanities and design) with possible models of knowledge creation (knowledge spiral, expansive learning, and knowledge building community). In bringing these concepts together, we attempt to make certain connections that may assist educators in scaffolding knowledge creation across different stages of learners| learning process from the perspective of epistemology.

Keywords: epistemology; workplace learning; K-16 education; global knowledge; community knowledge; individual knowledge; academic disciplines; sciences; humanities; design; knowledge spirals; expansive learning; knowledge building; educators; learners; learning processes; continuing education; life-long learning; ICT; information technology; communications technology; knowledge creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2011.039690

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2011 Vol.21 No.1, pp.1 - 12

Available online: 14 Apr 2011 *

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