Conclusive thoughts on communication flow, knowledge flow and informal learning

Guglielmo Trentin


In the previous chapters the spiral model worked out by Nonaka (1994) has often been used as a starting-point for reflection on the theme of knowledge flow (KF).It is undoubtedly a very suitable model for the purpose. In concluding this book however, it seems to us useful to propose a further perspective on KF processes, that of mediated communication theories. To this end, some considerations on the relationship between communication flow and knowledge flow will be made.Finally, to conclude both the chapter and the book, we will attempt a summary of the different connotations of KF in formal and informal learning processes.

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