More on skills tests v’s psychometric tests – declarative and procedural knowledge

Declarative and procedural knowledge

There are several different ‘ways’ of knowing things and of acquiring knowledge. Two of the main ways are declarative and procedural knowledge. Declarative knowledge is knowing that – i.e.,  factual knowledge and information – for instance that Sir Edmund Hilary climbed Mt Everest.  Procedural knowledge is knowing how – i.e., knowing how to perform activities – like playing tennis.

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