“Spiral” means to go upward crookedly. “Thinking” is human brain’s indirect and general response to outside world. Therefore, “spiral thinking” is human brain’s indirect and general response, which goes upward spirally, to outside world.
Only by exchanging can “knowledge” be developed, only by using can its value be increased, and only by spiral exchanging it can be renovated constantly. More exchange, faster it grows and more renovation results. Therefore, spiral exchanging is one of effective ways for an organization to promote application and renovate knowledge.
Spiral teaching materials edition is an organic editing method. It contains illustrations and words explanation. Organic teaching materials will produce organic knowledge through which more and more usable knowledge will be created endlessly. Therefore, by making good use of knowledge resources, accumulating intelligent capital, managing knowledge appropriately, and learning regularly, we can acquire long-lasting organic growth.
Through literature study, this research discusses the application of spiral thinking to knowledge and teaching materials. Using vector drawing method, it merges knowledge spiral into teaching materials edition spiral and exposes the mathematical relation among knowledge potential, teaching materials potential and knowledge scope, and teaching materials scope. It also combines spiral thinking with network teaching platform. With life and organized concepts, the teaching platform contents can be planed more effectively to have teaching materials, knowledge and learning organized. Furthermore, Knowledge Mapping and Concept Mapping are helpful for teaching and can be used as reference for teaching materials editors. Spiral thinking can be used to solve problems concerning tacit knowledge in the teaching materials so as to raise learning interesting and create organic learning environment and organic knowledge.
The network-teaching platform in this research is developed jointly by Shu-Te University and Sung Shan Vocational School. Teaching material used in this platform is the book Digital Logic In Life (written by Shih, Chun Hsieh in 2003).
Keywords: Spiral thinking, knowledge spiral, tacit knowledge, explicit knowledge, knowledge maps, spiral teaching materials edition, organic teaching method, knowledge management