Experiential Knowledge Creation Processes in the Higher Education Teaching-Learning Process

Didiosky Benítez, Dalgys Pérez, Frederik Questier, Chang Zhu

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Higher education institutions, as knowledge-intensive organizations, produce huge volumes of knowledge through direct teaching-learning experiences. However, considering that the application of knowledge management in the higher education teaching-learning process is a relatively new area for this context, much of the knowledge produced is lost when stakeholders decide to leave. In order to contribute to the effective management of knowledge in this particular area, this paper presents a theoretical model of experiential knowledge creation processes in the higher education teaching-learning process. Building on the foundational works of Kolb, Nonaka, Wenger, Eraut and others, the model describes individual and group processes that underlie the creation of experiential knowledge through the transformation of teaching-learning objects of attention, as well as the enabling conditions that promote a more favorable climate for experiential knowledge creation in the HE teaching-learning process. In addition to this, we describe how the proposed theoretical model can serve as a useful framework for three main activities connected to innovation in higher education: (1) the design and implementation of teaching-learning approaches; (2) the development of information and communication technologies and; (3) the design and implementation of assessment measures and methods for academic programs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2011, Germany, September 2011
EditorsFranz Lehner, Klaus Bredl
PublisherAcademic Publishing Limited
Number of pages1182
ISBN (Print)978-1-908272-10-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Sep 2011 → …

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Bibliographical note

Franz Lehner, Klaus Bredl


  • collaborative learning
  • networked learning


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