Data, Information and Knowledge: Theory

Specification Points
Specification Reference Specification Point
3.1.1.a describe the term data, using an example, clearly identifying the fact that data has no meaning
3.1.1.b describe what is meant by the term information, using an example to show how data can become information through the use of context, structure and meaning
3.1.1.d describe what is meant by ther term knowledge, distinguishing the difference between information and knowledge


Mini Website

This mini website covers the specification points above.

Students should read through the information and make their own notes.

There are some suggestions for tasks in the 'Lesson Ideas' section which could be used to accompany the website.

Backing up miniweb
Data, Information and Knowledge

A clear and comprehensive presentation which can be used to help support you in the teaching of this topic.


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Data Information and Knowledge slides