The Problem Domain
Problems are the main drivers of innovation today. Problems stimulate the ignition of a problem-based learning process that might lead to new knowledge being created in order to solve a problem.
The Cognitive Domain
Knowledge creation depends on critical learning activities that should take place for learners to move from lower order thinking to higher order thinking where knowledge can be created. An important stimulus for these activities to initiate is the acceptance of ignorance and the conviction that 'I ought to know this'. The cognitive domain can further be converted into actions by creating outcomes for tasks when using the action verbs provided in the phases. This is based on a proven cognitive methodology. The cognitive domain can be measured and a cognitive map can be drawn of the organisation.
The Affective Domain
The affective domain is encapsulated in the attitude section of the model. Attitude is what drives the search for solutions. The ‘why’ question is important here, as is an attitude that demonstrates the principle of ‘the more I know the more I know that I don't know.’ Embracing failures is another important attitude that will enhance the cycle of KC.
The Skills Domain
In order to move through the learning process, specific skills are required. Skills may exist for the domain in which one is working, or they may include specific skills that are geared towards KC. By investing in the necessary skills, the organisation will ensure that the requirements for an innovative workforce are in place. Most of these skills can be enhanced through various learning programmes and workplace initiatives.
The Knowledge Domain
Knowledge resources act as critical enablers for the innovation process. The KC model demonstrates how information moves from existing knowledge to become new knowledge to be embedded in documents, repositories, organisational routines, practices and norms. Knowledge can be codified and deposited as explicit knowledge. Access to knowledge and the variety of users of specific items of knowledge are bound to create various new innovative developments. Therefore, to ensure continuous renewal in a particular environment, the most important aspect will be the ability of individuals to access a diversity of data, information and knowledge.