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Constructed knowledge is “knowledge discovered through exploration or inferred from constructs (mental models made to fit a particular frame of reference) by examining and questioning the available information. In comparison, directed knowledge is ‘ready made’ (structured and systematic) and is imparted by a teacher to a student through lectures and text books.” — Business Dictionary

Knowledge transfer in conventional practice tends to be more of the directed variety.”I will tell you/show you what I know.”

Enabling someone to construct their own knowledge is clearly more effective. And (likely) requires more effort and resources. “I will guide you to discover and understand what you need to know.”

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