What Is Knowledge? | Harvard Graduate School of Education



” There are several ways to think about knowledge, said Associate Professor Tina Grotzer as the conversation opened. There is conceptual knowledge — “the framing of ideas and mental models, how we construct information in our head” — and there is procedural knowledge: “how we do things — algorithms, recipes, know-how.” Much of Grotzer’s work explores a subset of conceptual knowledge, something she calls structural knowledge — “how concepts are structured in the deepest sense … what we think about numeracy, how we reason about cause and effect, those very basic assumptions about the nature of how the world works.”


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