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Organization of Knowledge

Organization of Knowledge - A Design Quality of Context

Organization of Knowledge, which refers to the way the work is organized for example, using a problem-solving approach, discovery approach, or didactic teaching with consideration for the learning styles that are assumed or are to be addressed.

Organization of Knowledge –

Is the information


  • Organized in a way that is accessible and inviting to students?
  • Presented to encourage students to make connections across the disciplines?


Organization of knowledge. Students are more likely to be engaged when information and knowledge are arranged in clear, accessible ways, and in ways that let students use the knowledge and information to address tasks that are important to them. This doesn't mean that all content must be inherently interesting or relevant to students: They will learn many important things in school that they may not care about at the time. Content should be organized so access to the material is clear and relatively


easy, and the students' work has enough attractive qualities to keep them engaged.

When Focusing on the Design Quality of Content and Substance, Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Where is the knowledge located?
  • What resources, strategies and materials might I use to make the concepts and skills understandable?
  • What media and presentation formats would appeal to this particular group of students?
  • How might all students access this information?
  • How might I use an interdisciplinary approach in the work?


All information has been taken from the Schlechty Center.