Knowledge is expressed in various forms: in the written word, in memory (stored in the mind or in the body) or in the institutions that govern our lives. Some estimates suggest that up to 90% of an organisation’s knowledge is not documented explicitly but held in the form of tacit knowledge. This type of knowledge, while rooted in the human mind and lived experience, is also part of the wealth and diversity of human life. Importantly, it is unusual to transform tacit knowledge into tangible forms such as written documents. More often, it is transmitted verbally in the form of coaching, storytelling or apprenticeship.

The project learning component and its methodology seeks to translate learning and the formal and informal, implicit and explicit knowledge into opportunities to educate, develop skills and enhance capacity. In doing so, it enriches the opportunities these visions of societies and their transitions and portfolios afford to emerging transitions.