Integrated Knowledge

Definition: Integrated knowledge connects, relates and unifies concepts in various situations.

Students integrate their knowledge by exploring, identifying, organizing and synthesizing ideas and information to assess experiences and solve problems.

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  • How have I applied this knowledge in different situations or environments or outside its usual context?
  • How have I analyzed different issues and applied this analysis to new situations or to solve different problems?
  • What outside knowledge from other areas have I applied to this topic?
  • How does what I know fit into the field as a whole?
  • What are other viewpoints concerning this topic? In what ways has my own knowledge changed in light of other viewpoints?

  • work samples
  • flowcharts, mind maps, concept maps
  • designs, drawing, schematics, blueprints, layouts
  • models, prototypes
  • multi-media examples: videos, images, audio
  • research analyses and reports
  • new ideas, innovations, inventions, creative products
  • applications in unique ways
  • grants
  • partnerships
  • awards
  • event planning

  • gathers, reviews, analyzes, organizes and interprets relevant information to solve problems
  • synthesizes and integrates new knowledge with previous knowledge and experiences
  • evaluates the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems using well-established ideas and techniques
  • demonstrates understanding of how knowledge can be relational and connected across contexts.

  • interprets relevant information and creates relational connections to solve problems across various contexts
  • synthesizes, integrates and applies knowledge in new and creative ways and/or to form new perspectives and/or solve problems
  • utilizes knowledge and strategies from one field or situation to solve problems in another.