Conditional knowledge involves knowing the when and the why to apply the other two types of knowledge, e.g., readers skim newspapers to get the gist, but apply close reading to literature or difficult texts to develop deeper understanding

Conditional knowledge is an understanding of when and how to use something we already know, for example, using different strategies in different situations (Larkin, 2009). Yore and Treagust (2006) state that conditional knowledge is the awareness of how, when, and where to use certain strategies



Declarative knowledge refers to facts or information stored in the memory, that is considered static in nature. Declarative knowledge, also referred to as conceptual, propositional or descriptive knowledge, describes things, events, or processes; their attributes; and their relation to each other.