Applied Knowledge

Definition: Applied knowledge is learning that is used in various situations and contexts.

Students use various procedures and analytical tools to formulate and generalize concepts to solve diverse problems and situations.

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  • How have I used or applied this knowledge? If I haven’t used or applied this knowledge, do I know how the knowledge would be used or applied?
  • How have I solved problems in this area in an academic setting?
  • How have I solved a problem at work or home using what I have learned?
  • Can I both describe and demonstrate procedures or tasks in this field?
  • Have I developed or revised procedures to address a problem/situation? Have I applied those same procedures to another problem/situation? Can I explain how and why related procedures can be used in different settings or circumstances?
  • Can I describe how I can plan out a procedure or task? Can I strategize next steps? Can I anticipate different possible outcomes from these plans?
  • Do I know the historical roots of this topic area and understand how this has impacted the topic over time?

  • practicum certificates
  • reports, publications, charts, graphs
  • analyses
  • multi-media examples: videos, images, audio
  • work samples
  • flowcharts, mind maps, concept maps
  • written set of procedures
  • designs, drawing, schematics, blueprints, layouts
  • models, prototypes
  • awards

  • applies relevant concepts and theories within particular contexts
  • applies technical and professional knowledge in the analysis and resolution of practical issues
  • analyzes and interprets theoretical, technical and research information and applies it to specific situations
  • investigates, evaluates and responds to defined or routine problems drawing on relevant theoretical and practical knowledge.

  • applies theoretical knowledge and practical experience when investigating, solving and/or preventing complex issues or problems, using multiple methods and sources of information
  • develops and evaluates new solutions in tactical, strategic and creative ways
  • manages processes in unfamiliar and changing contexts, recognizing that the application of strategies and/or problem solving are situational.