Comunicazione della conoscenza e tecnologie educative. Aspetti teorici e applicativi di un tema di frontiera [article]

Paolo Fusco, Universita' Degli Studi Di Salerno, Universita' Degli Studi Di Salerno
Purpose of this work is to define theorical and practical aspects of knowledge communication. The knowledge society is defined by the fact that knowledge is not any more an addiction to the socio-political context, whereas it's engine. Knowledge and creativity have become the economic's basic instruments, and so people are required to acquire cognitive abilities. That's why human capital training is important. Knowledge has always been an important factor in every human society in the past. But
more » ... today it has developed so greatly and so widely in all the world, that it has become a fundamental motor of society, not only at work, but even in our free time. Knowledge nowadays is not only an additional value to productive factors, through technology, but it has become itself a productive factor, able to undermine whole economic sectors and even lands and continent, and to open unexpected opportunities to others. The role of scientific and technological research has become so systematic and pervasive, that it emerges the need of finding the appropriate way to spread it socially, so that people can understand it. That happens because it has grown the awareness that cognitive, economic, political and ethic impact of scientific knowledge increases, whereas its comprehension for the average person becomes more and more difficult. The reason is that it's not only a matter of accumulating information, but you need to manage it, to correlate it, to put it in a wider context. That's why only recently the topic of knowledge communication has become important in the university and for all the subjects involved in knowledge production and spread. The paradox of knowledge society is that knowledge has a cooperative nature and no single person, even the greatest expert, is sufficient to acquire it, because it exceeded individual capacities. Problem of world citizens, nowadays, is not only that of bondage, lack of democracy or of welfare state, but the lack of availability of advanced knowledge. But not only single persons must face [...]
doi:10.14273/unisa-999 fatcat:gvd645hk45eefekyyjq734xjha