n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Knowledge and skill training : the auto-artisans' experience : chapter 21

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Learning is fundamental to life. Learning brings about changes in knowledge, skill and attitude. Knowledge the first outcome of learning mentioned above can be viewed either as 'declarative' or 'procedural'. Declarative knowledge comprises factual information about events-knowing that in contrast to knowing how, whereas procedural knowledge is made up of routines specifying how to do something. Most learning of auto-artisans involves the use of declarative and procedural knowledge. Procedural knowledge is often implicit, revealed in outcomes rather than in conscious awareness of the routines themselves. It is very similar to what is sometimes referred to as 'skill'. Skilled behavior involves effective handling of particular situations and the term 'skill' usually implies that a person's performance is a result of learning

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