書摘This fully revised and updated edition of Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge recognizes that the future of economic well being in todays knowledge and information society rests upon the effectiveness of schools and corporations to empower their people to be more effective learners and knowledge creators. Novak’s pioneering theory of education presented in the first edition remains viable and useful. This new edition updates his theory for meaningful learning and autonomous knowledge building along with tools to make it operational - that is, concept maps, created with the use of CMapTools and the V diagram.
The theory is easy to put into practice, since it includes resources to facilitate the process, especially concept maps, now optimised by CMapTools software. CMapTools software is highly intuitive and easy to use. People who have until now been reluctant to use the new technologies in their professional lives are will find this book particularly helpful. Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge is essential reading for educators at all levels and corporate managers who seek to enhance worker productivity.
Joseph D. Novak, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Education and Biology, is Senior Research Scientist, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.
于卓民 教授(國立政治大學企業管理學系教授) Learning, Creating and Using Knowledge是少數既能運用於教育界，又可活用於企業界的書籍，尤其適用於知識管理方面的課程和應用。如能落實在現實情境，在教育界，討論的是教師如何有效地教學，帶領學生集體思考和解決「議題」，特別適用於知識管理；在企業界，則是如何分析問題並提出解決方案。無論是教師或經理人，本書都有閱讀的價值，對於知識的系統化和運用都能提供有效的指引。
黃淑玲教授(高雄醫學大學通識教育中心) 概念圖(concept map)是個有效率的歸納與演繹資訊的方式，只要是知識的擷取、思辨、統整的過程，都用得上概念圖的圖像式學習方法。例如，訓練國小學童了解故事流、理解這世界的運作，即用得上此方式，也因此有軟體特別開發為訓練概念圖式思考。此出版社是個有學術地位的老字號，而本書已經是第二版，作者來自康乃爾大學，其貢獻度與重要性自不在言下。
01. An Overview of the Book
02. The Need for a Theory of Education
03. Meaningful Learning for Empowerment
04. The Construction of New Meanings
05. Ausubels Assimilation Learning Theory
06. The Nature of Knowledge and How Humans Create Knowledge
07. The Effective Teacher/Manager
08. The Context for Education/Management
09. Evaluation and Rewards
10. Improving Education in Schools and Corporations