Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The paper presents experience in teaching of knowledge and ontological engineering. The teaching
framework is targeted on the development of cognitive skills that will allow facilitating the process of knowledge
elicitation, structuring and ontology development for scaffolding students’ research. The structuring procedure is
the kernel of ontological engineering. The 5-steps ontology designing process is described. Special stress is put
on “beautification” principles of ontology creating. The academic curriculum includes interactive game-format
training of lateral thinking, interpersonal cognitive intellect and visual mind mapping techniques.