Conceptual / Procedural Knowledge




Conceptual Knowledge

        Knowledge rich in relationships and understanding

        It is a connected web of knowledge, a network in which the linking relationships are as prominent as the discrete bits of information.

        Examples concepts square, square root, function, area, division, linear equation, derivative, polyhedron

        By definition, conceptual knowledge cannot be learned by rote. It must be learned by thoughtful, reflective learning.

        Is it possible to have conceptual knowledge/understanding about something without procedural knowledge?





Procedural Knowledge

        Knowledge of formal language or symbolic representations

        Knowledge of rules, algorithms, and procedures

        Can procedures be learned by rote?

        Is it possible to have procedural knowledge about conceptual knowledge?