I’ve just finished Part 2 of my series on knowledge structures, Using the knowledge organisation hierarchy model. The knowledge organisation hierarchy model can be used to understand how knowledge is structured hierarchically and how to approach the structuring of content.
Here’s a summary of the article:
Scope of the article: This article explains the model of the knowledge organisation hierarchy in relation to non-fiction books.
Why the model is useful: I find the model useful because it helps me to understand and develop the overall structure of the content I’m working on, which makes it easier to organise the detail.
Context: Decisions on the structure of content are meaningless without understanding the broader context within which they are being made. This context includes the goals of the author and the target audience, and the learning model being used.
Knowledge organisation hierarchy: I have developed the knowledge organisation hierarchy as a model for understanding the hierarchical organisation of knowledge. It is made up of organising and supporting knowledge structures.
1. Organising knowledge structures: Organising knowledge structures define the main aspects of the content and organise all the detail that is to be included.
2. Supporting knowledge structures: Supporting knowledge structures make up the detailed content of a book organised around its planned structure.
Part 1 of this series, an introduction to the concept of knowledge structures, can be found here.