Sifting through information, knowing, understanding knowledge – all activities which one is constantly engaged in, knowingly or not.
Knowing demands understanding; knowledge reflects on action. Both need a context – be that of connections, an audience, or a field of action to make sense. Without action, without an audience to share, hoarding facts and figures is pointless. Libraries only serve their purpose if there are readers. Knowing only realizes its potential if shared with others.
Throughout these weeks I have been reading, listening to others’ shared knowing and knowledge. I have reflected on how and whether these elements exist in my world of daily practice.
My world is made up of crops. Different contexts. Different values. Different knowledges.
Like scientific paradigms, tensions arise with each demanding to be the only and most superior form of knowing.
Can connected nodes, connected clusters of knowledge erode tensions between different cultures of knowledge? Or is the eternal struggle, of tension between different cultures of knowledge, what can be perceived as knowing?
Knowledge requires interaction.
Focusing on this MOOC #change11 demands action of learning in face of such shared wealth of knowledge.