Synonyns in human learning
Knowledge and information. In the literature, these two words are interchangeable and understood as meaning the same thing. I beg to differ. Larsen (1986) used an electrical transformer metaphor to explain the difference between the two words. For example, teachers transform their personal knowledge into information for transmission via text, audio, and graphics. That information is now public. When students receive the public information, they transform it into personal knowledge.

Therefore, knowledge is private, accessible only to the individual who possesses it

Information is publicly available to all in various guises.

Larsen, Steen. (1986) Information can be transmitted, but knowledge must be induced. PLET 23 (4): 331-6


Electrical Transformer