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A Practical Glossary of Knowledge


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Lack of practical precision in the vocabularies for discussing knowledge leads to ambiguity, misinterpretation, and misuse of work.This glossary distills terms from years of comparing and resolving distinct meanings pursued in discussion notes, publications and models.

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A Practical Glossary of Knowledge

  1. 1. A Practical Glossary of Knowledge Ordinary distinctions of Common Terms
  2. 2. Term Distinction Key Variabilities Thinking Navigating information with intent to position, associate and organize ideas into concepts, models and decisions Method and tactics Learning Acquiring knowledge at a level suitable for functional utility in a known context Degree of coverage and depth Teaching Orchestrating experiences to be had by a person, in order to facilitate the person’s learning Attraction and impact Educating A practice for coordinating teaching and learning according to a goal and plan Scope, model and tasks Training Building or rebuilding an active capacity and preparedness to use certain knowledge Method and tactics Knowing Having the capability of recalling on demand the learning already achieved Relevance and richness Intelligence Information of designated relevance, produced in thinking and learning Credibility Knowledge A degree of recallable completed learning Scope, timing and relevance Skill Demonstrated competency in a given function Timing, consistency ©2018 Malcolm Ryder / Archestra Research Basic Terms Distinguished for Precision in Discussions
  3. 3. Effect Impact Origin of intellectual quality Key contributing factors Awareness Sensitivity Clarity of exposure Experience Motivation Insight Recognition Flexibility of thinking Intelligence Method Expertise Specialization Completeness within focus Tactics Depth Wisdom Perspective Range of practice experience Scope Relevance ©2018 Malcolm Ryder / Archestra Research Top Desired Effects of Practical Knowledge
  4. 4. Archestra notebooks compile and organize decades of in-the-field and ongoing empirical findings. All presented findings are derived exclusively from original research. Archestra notebooks carry no prescriptive warranty. As ongoing research, all notebooks are subject to change at any time. ©2018 Malcolm Ryder / Archestra Research Archestra research is done from the perspective of strategy and architecture. With all subject matter and topics, the purpose of the notes is analytic, primarily to: * explore, expose and model why things are included, excluded, or can happen in given ways and/or to certain effects. * comment on, and navigate between, motives and potentials that predetermine decisions about, and shapings of, the observed activity.