Originally Posted by Mark Lapierre
Perhaps the ability to use knowledge, outside of communicating and analyzing, is another point to consider?
Hm... I wouldn't think so. The ability to use knowledge feels like it crosses a line the others don't. First, knowledge isn't necessarily useful; the point of learning isn't application. It's so that you know things. Second, the desire to use seems to underpin the desire to know... that's interesting.
Certainly, in specific cases, it'd be a really good idea to teach how and why something's useful, but how universal is that?