In today’s world, knowledge is constantly being updated. Often, entire approaches and systems are replaced, so we need to create new methods and skills to deal with them.
Those in higher-skilled jobs need to have a deep conceptual understanding of their specialized areas, and use that knowledge to create new ideas, apply them to new areas, developing new products. They need the critical thinking to integrate and use their new knowledge, rather than recall compartmentalized information and poorly-linked, memorized facts.
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