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Learning in knowledge society

Implies to differentiate between:

  1. superficial learning (reception/understanding/application)
  2. deep learning (analysis/synthesis/evaluation)

Implies to construct knowledge, to make meaning, and continuous improvement of mental representation.

Constructivist’s definition of learning

  • Learning is the process of adjusting our mental models to accommodate new experiences.
  • Learning is a search for meaning.
  • Meaning making requires wholes as well as parts.
  • Parts must be understood in the context of wholes.
  • Therefore, the learning process focuses on primary concepts not isolated facts.

Four pillars of lifelong learning in 21st century

  • Learning to know
  • Learning to do
  • Learning to be
  • Learning to live together

Learning to know by mastering cognitive skills&collaboration.

Learning to do by mastering skills&production.

Learning to be by admitting multiple intelligent (MI) and sustainable human development.

Learning to live together by dialogue and tolerance.

Main objectives of lifelong learning

  • Personal fulfillment and development throughout life (cultural capital)
  • Active citizenship and inclusion (social capital)
  • Employability (human capital)

Lifelong learning and competencies

There are three broad types of competencies to be acquired through lifelong learning process:

  1. Communicative competencies: the ability to speak, listen, write, negotiate, and mediate.
  2. Analytical competencies: the ability to operate within systems of formal logic, to create models, and to display a sociological imagination.
  3. Personal competencies - the ability to display “emotional balance,” to accept diversity, to tolerate.

Key competencies

The key competencies mentioned above are neither school nor university topics, but are acquired in social groups or in the family. These competencies could be considered as tangible contribution to the lifelong learning process and to the construction of a knowledge–based society.

  • Key competencies enable people to pursue individual objectives in a life driven by personal interests, aspirations, and the desire to continue learning throughout life (cultural capital).
  • Key competencies allow everybody to participate as an active citizen in society (social capital).
  • Key competencies upraise the capacity of each and every person to obtain a decent job in the labor market (human capital).

Dimensions of a knowledge society

The three specific dimensions of knowledge society are:

  1. The political dimension
  2. The operational dimension
  3. The dimension related to the development of Human Beings

The political dimension implies developing a “learning culture”&“learning spaces” in civil society and in a work place.

The operational dimension implies all players in the lifelong learning process (institutions, NGO’s, companies, trade- unions, education and training authorities, practitioners, municipalities, local communities, museums,…) in order to build strategic lifelong learning partnerships and networks to analyze learning requirements and remove barriers to access to learning.

The dimension related to the development of human beings is the heart of the matter, since it implies a focus on people and citizens rather than abstract terms, such as “human resources” or “end-users.”

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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