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Personal Knowledge Management

Personal Knowledge Management

Applying a conscious set of processes to the acquisition, classification, development, repurposing and sharing of new, personally-applicable knowledge.

a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve and share knowledge in their daily activities Grundspenkis-2007

One of the leading proponents of PKM is Harold Jarche through his seek-sense-share framework, this gives a guiding metaphor for a disciplined process of Personal Knowledge Mastery.

Motivating forces

Routine and standardised work is being rapidly taken over by AI / ML. The jobs which will remain the domain of human intelligence are complex and creative work.

Complex non-routine work requires the manipulation of complex knowledge. Finding, learning and adapting such knowledge requires trusted networks.

Sharing new knowledge into those networks is a generative act which strengthens the network and increases individual reputaiton and standing.

PKM as a learning framework

PKM as commonly discussed is intrinsically about the use of internet-enabled tools-for-personal-knowledge-management, and the connection of ideas from different sources, so is therefore an instance of connectivism. The Sense-making aspect of PKM also involves elements of constructivism and reflective-learning.

Many practitioners draw from multiple sources and disciplines, so PKM is also often an example of integrative-learning.

Different tools favour different modalities, called out by various writers as the difference between "Garden" (aka state-mode) and "Stream" (aka stream-mode).

A common challenge for all forms of knowledge management, including PKM, is how to go about categorising-things

As well as relating models-of-learning to PKM, we might also consider contributions-to-pkm-from-neuroscience.

Other areas to consider:

See also