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An overview of knowledge management practice among teachers

Supermane, Sugunah and Mohd. Tahir, Lokman (2018) An overview of knowledge management practice among teachers. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 67 (8-9). pp. 616-631. ISSN 2514-9342

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-08-2017-0065


Purpose: This study aims to focus on the practice of knowledge management in Malaysian primary schools. Its objective is to identify the level of five knowledge management dimensions, which includes knowledge acquisition, knowledge refinement, knowledge storage/retrieval, knowledge distribution and knowledge presentation. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional survey was designed to collect the primary data from 250 primary school teachers within southern Malaysia. The levels of knowledge management practice were identified through close-ended questionnaires adapted from the Meyer and Zack’s Knowledge Management Cycle (1996). Findings: The quantitative data analysis indicated that all the knowledge management dimensions are moderately practiced by the primary school teachers. However, knowledge storage and retrieval was the dominant dimension compared to the others, whereas knowledge distribution was the least dominant knowledge management dimension. Research limitations/implications: Knowledge management practice is essential to teachers in creating and delivering quality teaching and learning activities. Therefore, educational leaders, officials and teachers training institutes should plan a clinical workshop on knowledge management practice to improve the quality of teaching and learning activities. Originality/value: This study is perhaps the first study to investigate the practice of knowledge management among teachers in Malaysian primary schools.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:knowledge distribution, knowledge management practice, knowledge storage, primary school, primary school teachers, school knowledge management
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:84530
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 15:32
Last Modified:11 Jan 2020 15:32

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