Conceptual Framework for Knowledge Sharing Initiative in Institution of Higher Learning to Enchance The Teaching Performance and Innovation

Mohammad Norhadi Muda, Zawiyah M Yusof


Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) should cultivate the practice of sharing knowledge among lecturers for the purpose of preserving knowledge. Knowledge sharing is a mechanism which can result in the establishment of knowledge repository. This repository enables knowledge deposited be retrieved for further usage other than a way for preserving knowledge in Institution of Higher Learning (IHLs). The Reuse of knowledge from repository can improve the teaching performance and innovation among lecturers. The knowledge sharing initiative among lecturers enable knowledge deposited be retrieved for further usage other than a way for preserving knowledge in Institution of Higher Learning (IHLs). However, knowledge sharing initiative has not been established base on any guide or framework. Furthermore, factors influencing the initiative to the teaching performance and innovation ought to be revealed since there is no such research has been carried out. It is the objective of this paper to propose a conceptual framework for knowledge sharing initiative in Public Institution of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Malaysia which eventually improve the teaching performance and innovation. Qualitative approach is adopted by means of reviewing the literature in the area. The technology, organization and environmental framework (TOE) was used as a base to propose the conceptual framework. It is discovered that knowledge sharing framework ought to be tailored according to the jurisdiction of IHLs. Such a framework could serve as a guideline for future planning in setting up knowledge sharing initiatives, particularly among lecturers later.


knowledge-sharing framework; knowledge-sharing initiative; Institution of Higher Learning; repository; teaching performance; teaching innovation

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