Memory is an essential component of learning, because it accumulates learning (Awad & Ghaziri, 2004). Debwski (2006) argue that as humans acquire more and more knowledge, they generally experience little interference with the recall ability or the quality of the information in memory. On the other hand, as people learn new facts, they integrate them in some way with what they think is relevant and organize the resulting mix to produce valuable decisions, solutions, or advice (Awad & Ghaziri, 2004)
Awad and Ghaziri 2004 define human learning in three different ways as the following.
Learning by experience: Trial and error or reworking problems is used to acquire experience in problem-solving. An expert uses experience to explain how a problem is solved.
Learning by example: Specially constructed examples or scenarios are used to develop the concept the student is expected to learn. In knowledge capture, the human expert uses a scenario to explain how a problem is solved.
Learning by discovery: This is an undirected approach, where humans explore a problem area with no advance knowledge of what their object is.
Awad, EM & Ghaziri, HM 2004, Knowledge Management, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Debowski, s 2006, Knowledge Management, John Wiley&Sons, Qld, Australia