To “know” something is to understand or be able to explain or recognize it. It is a cognitive function. When we use the term “know-how” we are talking about a skill or ability, not knowledge. These terms are often confused.

The Voz Alta approach to language learning and the praxis of P-P-T makes a clear distinction between skill and knowledge. When referring to a language, knowledge would be the ability to explain or describe a past tense formation. Skill would be using the past tense correctly. Knowledge requires study. Skill requires practice.

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