Understanding Knowledge Creation

  • Yuh Huann TanEmail author
  • Seng Chee Tan


This chapter presents a literature review on the concepts of knowledge creation, including four prominent theories: organisational knowledge creation theory by Nonaka and Takeuchi, the theory of expansive learning by Engeström, knowledge building theory by Scardamalia and Bereiter and collaborative knowledge creation by Paavola and Hakkarainen. Following that, we discuss how these theoretical models are related to the field of education and their connection to K-12 school education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yusof Ishak Secondary SchoolMinistry of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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