Going as far back as science and history can take us; we’ve evolved to a highly knowledgeable species. In this process of attaining knowledge, we have discovered many truths about our environment and our self. This truth further corresponds to the knowledge, which we can classify as either ‘personal’ or as ‘shared’. It is however, extremely important to consider the balance between these differences. It is empirical that ‘Knowledge’ varies from knower to knower.
This happens in many other scenarios as well which helps me extract my knowledge issue – “To what extent will somebody’s upbringing have an effect on the manner we pursue knowledge?” The impact of upbringing on the perception of knowledge can be classified into two parts: - 1. The family life of the knower and 2. The effect of the society in which the knower lives. A family is the key element of the society. A specific value, standards, rules and regulations and agreements are adopted by the people in the family to conduct their life.
Each individual knower gains knowledge through the ways of knowing reason and emotion (amongst others); these ways of knowing shape and are shaped by our perspective. More often than not, the knowledge that we pursue has been given to us by another knower, especially in areas of knowledge like history; in this case the previous knowers perspective also shapes our pursuit of knowledge. Thus, in areas of knowledge where shared knowledge is pivotal we draw upon a shared perspective, not just that of the individual knower. Due to perspective affecting knowledge in such a magnitude of ways, it is essential in all areas of knowledge. Through exploring the pursuit of knowledge in three different areas of knowledge: the arts, history and the natural sciences, it becomes apparent, that although to different extents, perspective is essential in shaping each.
From the very first moment we are born, or perhaps even before that, we start gaining knowledge through using different ways of knowing. We learn from the others by absorbing shared knowledge as much as we grow our own understandings and establish personal knowledge. While shared knowledge refers to knowledge which is made of collaboration of many and hence is mostly or totally objective and widely accepted, personal knowledge is unique to each individual and is usually subjective by its nature. These two types of knowledge exist in parallel and they often influence each other. In addition, shared knowledge can experience advance and change over period of time, and personal knowledge may be influenced accordingly.
In order to discuss this topic we must first clearly define the terms “shared knowledge” and “personal knowledge”. Shared knowledge is facts that people agree with such as math or biology. These kinds of topics are usually developed by people that are experts in these subjects such as scientists and as a result those facts are usually accepted by the public. On the other hand personal knowledge is one’s own opinions, beliefs, imaginations, ideas and experiences which are developed by him and that’s the reason why personal knowledge may be subjective to the public. An example could be art since it is developed by someone’s own imagination.
Alexander, Schallert, and Hare (1991; see also Alexander, Kulikowich, & Schulze, 1992, 1993) advanced a useful distinction between different types of subject matter knowledge. They suggest that topics knowledge refers to prior familiarity with content closely related to material covered in a particular text passage or segment of instructional material, whereas domain knowledge deals with familiarity with general information in an area, even though it may not be specifically referred to in a particular
Is it true that we can know something through experiences? What does knowledge really mean? Is knowledge truly necessary? In general, knowledge result from the interpreted and understood information from the group of data and may acquire through experience and own interpretation. According to Andre Boundreau, “Things that are held to be true in a given context that drive us to action if there were no impediment”.
The act of knowledge is a factor that is widely misunderstood in many ways. Humans have trouble understanding how we acquire knowledge. The fact is that our mind plays an active role interpreting knowledge and how categorize it has been a debate for many centuries. We know what the world that our mind represents to us but we cannot know reality in itself. At first, we thought that knowledge is actually based on experience and that through these experiences we can understand how the world works.
Knowledge is a justified true belief that can either be personal or shared and be a work of a single individual or a group of people. I completely disagree with the statement, “The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives”. The use of the word “whole” ignores the benefits we get and offer to others from interacting among one another because it conveys that knowledge only benefits our personal life. People share knowledge between each other to gain awareness about a topic and develop new ideas. Knowledge’s use for personal life is a fraction of all the benefits it gives us.
INTRODUCTION The latest information and communication technologies have created new circumstances for the appearance of knowledge society. What is the one thing with which we are most recognizable and that we simply cannot doubt? Yes, the knowledge. Knowledge is very important in order to establish the nation’s development. Then, it is important to understand what constitutes knowledge and what falls under the category of information or data.