Custom Knowledge Frameworks are Invincible! (okay, not that, but quite adaptable to remote learning)

Custom Knowledge Frameworks (CKF's) and the

Success-Factor Skill Set (SFS2) Dr. Ross Leadbetter, CEO iHub Learning

Custom Knowledge Frameworks (CKFs) are portable schematics used to acquire, create, deepen, and convert knowledge to use in any environment (in person or remote). CKFs are interactive learning mechanisms uniquely crafted and customized for multiple user types (i.e. individuals, teams, organizations) in multiple contexts (i.e. higher education, industry and business, schools, community etc.). CKFs bridge common experiences as users share, develop, and demonstrate competency across contexts, including at-site, remote, and blended learning.

Each CKF is developed from a suite of learning procedures and protocols combined in a knowledge formula that supports: (i) high performance collaboration, (ii) knowledge conversion, (iii) authentic communication, (iv) critical thinking, (v) creative innovation, (vi) problem solving, (vii) motivated engagement, (viii) deep learning, and (ix) positive well-being. Each CKF is influenced by evidence-based research in the following areas:

· Knowledge creation theory · Reflective experiential Learning · Design thinking · Competency-based experiential learning · Sociology · Evidence-based experiential learning · Psychology · Neuroscience · Management and Leadership theories They are further underpinned by the four orientations of highly effective teams:

· Relational · Ends · Process · Knowledge Conversion

And, each CKF uses Critical Realism as a multi-stratified (material, ideal, artefactual, social) conceptual basis for continuous analysis of impact and effectiveness.

Additionally, CKFs are designed to support development of the critical ‘success-factor skill set’.

The Success-Factor Skill Set (SFS2) is made up of two pillars of critical 21st Century skills:

(i) the nine Canadian federally established Essential Skills (reading text; document use; numeracy; writing; oral communication; thinking skills; digital technology; working with others; continuous learning); and,

(ii) the six Canadian federally established Global Competencies (critical thinking and problem solving; innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship; learning to learn / self-awareness and self-direction; collaboration; communication; global citizenship and sustainability).

Custom Knowledge Frameworks are designed to coordinate and support the development of the success-factor skill set while knowledge is simultaneously acquired, created, deepened, and converted to use. CKFs support experiential learning and the demonstration of competence through authentic action while SFS2s are the critically needed ‘soft-skills’ required in our modern world of work and citizenry.

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