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Unlearning before Creating new Knowledge: A Cognitive Process.

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Title: Unlearning before Creating new Knowledge: A Cognitive Process.
Authors: Grisold, Thomas
Kaiser, Alexander
Hafner, Julee
Keywords: Cognitive unlearning
enhanced learning methods
knowledge creation
learning vs unlearning
paradigm relatedness framework
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: Recent research expresses serious doubts on the \ concept of unlearning. It is argued that knowledge \ cannot be discarded or eliminated in order to make \ space for the creation of new knowledge. Taking into \ account the recent scepticism, we focus on the \ cognitive dimension of unlearning and propose an \ alternative conceptualization. Considering how far \ unlearning can go from a psychological/cognitive \ scientific perspective, we propose that unlearning is \ about reducing the influence of old knowledge on our \ cognitive capacity. This study: (a) investigates the \ unlearning process within the cognitive domain and \ on an individual level and (b) proposes unlearning \ process triggers that detract or facilitate the \ knowledge change process, which could subsequently \ contribute to unlearning on an organizational level.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2017.561
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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