MANAGING KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES: CONCEPTS AND ASSEMBLAGES
University of Rhode Island (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Our presentation is about the creation and development of knowledge structures among three individuals interacting electronically.
We will demarcate the ‘terrain’ where the results of the production of ‘independent subjectivities’ and the ‘cooperation of singularities’ is accumulated and consolidated.
Such ‘accumulation and consolidation’ creates new structures of understanding of old concepts and of each other. As an example, we will address the question: How do we create new structures regarding the four characteristics of globalization as defined by the empirical study of Bartlett and Ghoshal?
We are much advanced in this project. Classroom lectures have gradually become small conceptual work-shops of shared reflection and common knowledge. The climate most often is extremely gratifying: even the fiercest discussions are conducted as a debate without prejudice.
Time permitting, we will also share the results of the most recent workshop we conducted in the city of Providence, Rhode Island:
To present the creation and development of knowledge as in knowing structures.
The 'structures' being presented are the Creative Possibilities for the city of Providence.
The individual is being asked a simple question: What is your creative process?
The answer to the question is complex. So you have to treat with care.
1. You are encouraged to start by thinking of a specific example when you created something new or novel.
2. Reflect upon the sequence and choices that you made when creating that thing.
3. What is unique to your process that generates value?
4. The camera is on you and you have one-minute to address the question: What is your creative process?
Shared reflection and common knowledge resulting in the feeling of belonging to a creative energy within this city.
Keywords: Knowledge, Structures, Creativity, Self-reflection.