n South African Journal of Education - Linking the Human Resource Management in Education module to knowledge management

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



Relevance of and interest in knowledge as critical components of the intellectual discourse have become increasingly evident to the academic community.The world of work has changed which implies that learners should be prepared for occupations requiring higher levels of knowledge and skills. The latter are not only related to the curriculum, but also include the personal qualities required in the transformed work place. The interest in and value of knowledge embedded in human experiences, skills and abilities comprise an emerging discourse known as knowledge management. A problem that comes to the fore is: how can human resource management in the field of education be linked to knowledge management? A clear operational distinction is drawn between in formation, learning and knowledge. For this article two models of knowledge management are described: knowledge category models and socially constructed models of knowledge management. To link a module in human resource management in education to knowledge management, a brief outline of the module and its three approaches are described. The article concludes with an application of knowledge management to the Human Resource Management in Education module.

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