PKM means taking control of your professional development, and staying connected in the network era, whether you are an employee, self-employed, or between jobs.
– Personal – according to one’s abilities, interests & motivation.
(not directed by external forces)
– Knowledge – understanding information and experience in order to act upon it.
(know what, know who, know how)
– Mastery – the journey from apprentice to disciplined sense-maker and knowledge catalyst.
(masters do not need to be managed)
“A model of curation for the digital era that is being used in health and care is Harold Jarche’s ‘Personal Knowledge Mastery’ (PKM). This is about individuals making the best use of their networks and other sources of knowledge so that they can keep up to date with the most effective thinking in their area and practice new ways of doing things. Leaders who take responsibility for their own effectiveness through PKM create leverage and value for their organisations. The underpinning framework for curation within PKM is ‘seek, sense, share’. ‘Seeking’ is about finding things out and keeping up to date; pulling’ information, but also having it ‘pushed’ to us by trusted sources. ‘Sensing’ is about making sense and meaning of information, reflecting and putting into practice what we have learned and plugging information into our own mental models and turning it into knowledge. ‘Sharing’ is about connecting and collaborating; sharing complex knowledge with our own work teams, testing new ideas with our own networks and increasing connections through social networks.”