Harold Jarche and Tim Kastelle wrote about Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as a process of "aggregate - filter - connect". Stephen Downes criticized the proposed process, noting that it misses the crucial actions of "remix" and "repurpose". I totally agree with Stephen here, that the proposed process provides a VERY simplified vision that captures only a small part of the PKM process.
I would further add that the proposed process also misses some concepts which are also crucial for PKM/learning (in my eyes, PKM and learning are just two sides of the same coin), such as learning from failures and reflection.
In an earlier post, I talked about learning/PKM as the continuous creation of a personal knowledge network (PKN). For each learner/knowledge networker, a PKN is a unique adaptive repertoire of:
- Tacit and explicit knowledge nodes (i.e. people and information) (external level)
- One's theories-in-use. This includes norms for individual performance, strategies for achieving values, and assumptions that bind strategies and values together (conceptual/internal level)
This implies that a learner/knowledge worker needs not only to be a good knowledge networker (i.e. one who has the ability to aggregate, filter and connect as well as to remix and repurpose), but also a good double-loop learner; i.e. one who has the ability to:
- Construct her own representation of the theories-in-use of the whole.
- Detect and correct errors with norms and values specified by the new setting.
- Test, challenge, and eventually change her theories-in-use (i.e. her private image of the theories-in-use of the whole) according to the new setting.