The thesis of this article is that what is ordinarily considered learning should more accurately be thought of as a combination of distinct but overlapping components, these being knowledge, skill, understanding, and creativity. These four items can be paired in combinations. My examination of these six combinations leads to the conclusion that they constitute six inequalities. That is, "knowledge does not equal skill," "knowledge does not equal understanding," and so forth down through "understanding does not equal creativity." All are important, however, and all have a place for those involved with the acquisition and/or transmission of education.



knowledge, creativity, understanding, skill

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