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DR. RAJU M. MATHEW(Based on the Paper ‘Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education’      Journal of the World Univer...
REVOLUTIONS IN EDUCATION  We have reached a stage in which humanity cannot go   further without making Revolutions in Edu...
Education is Knowledge-Centric                And IT Data-Centric  Education is built upon Knowledge ; Consumption     an...
Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012   Production and Revolution in Education        4
KNOWLEDGE CONSUMPTION  Knowledge Consumption is accessing or acquiring   and grasping knowledge for concept   formation, ...
KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION  Knowledge Production is the creation or invention of   new   ideas, concepts, theories, methods, pr...
BASIC PROPOSITIONS  1. High rate of knowledge consumption leads to high level of   knowledge consumption provided, one mu...
MATHEW’S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGECONSUMPTION–PRODUCTION CORREALTION  Statement of the Theory: “There exists     a direct corre...
Meaning and Implications of theTheory  High level knowledge producers are experts or     scientists or innovators or deci...
Mathew’s Stage Theory of KnowledgeConsumption-Production Growth  Statement of the Theory: “Knowledge Consumption-     Pro...
Meaning and Implications                 of the Theory  Mathew’s Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption-     Production Gr...
REDESIGNING EDUCATION SYSTEM ANDDEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRIES.    School and university education must be redesigned fo...
COMMON STRUCTURE FOR ALLDOMAINS OF KNOWLEDGE  On the basis of his further studiers on the structure and     representatio...
DEFINING KNOWMATICS  “Knowmatics”, according to Mathew, “is the   mathematical and engineering study of the   nature,  st...
APPLICATION OF KNOIWMATICS           IN EDUCATION  Knowmatics is not only a science or mathematics of     knowledge but a...
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN              KNOWMATICS  Knowmatics, as a science and technology, offers wonder     potentialit...
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Mathew's Theories of Knowledge - Applications in Education, Professional Services, Research and Information Technology

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To bring Revolutions in Education, we need a New Philosophy of Education and Strategies, Theories and Approcahes. We need a ten fold increase in the efficiency and productivity and cost reducation in Education. Knowledge must be made accessible and useable to all. In these contexts, the relevance of Mathew's Theories of Knowledge Consumption-Production and Knowmatics have been discussed.

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Mathew's Theories of Knowledge - Applications in Education, Professional Services, Research and Information Technology

  1. 1. DR. RAJU M. MATHEW(Based on the Paper ‘Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education’ Journal of the World Universities Forum 4,1,2011:1-11. Its video presentation has been posted in YouTube)
  2. 2. REVOLUTIONS IN EDUCATION  We have reached a stage in which humanity cannot go further without making Revolutions in Education. Education has entered a stage of stagnation, deterioration and collapse, despite its growth to a level of a Big Industry or Business and never ending Reforms.  In spite of the heavy investments, what the humanity is getting out of education, from schools, training centers and universities or research centers, is meager and no way justifiable in terms of returns, thanks to the crude and outdated theories , strategies and approaches. New philosophy, theories and strategies have been formulated to bring Revolutions in Education. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 2
  3. 3. Education is Knowledge-Centric And IT Data-Centric  Education is built upon Knowledge ; Consumption and Production of Knowledge at different levels. Concepts are the building blocs of knowledge. Teaching, Learning, Skill Acquisition and Developing Expertise are the functions of consumption and production of Knowledge at different levels. Sound strategies in Education can be formulated only on the basis of sound theories of consumption and production of Knowledge. Information Technology is founded on Data or Information. Data has no meaning or relevance without knowledge. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 3
  4. 4. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 4
  5. 5. KNOWLEDGE CONSUMPTION  Knowledge Consumption is accessing or acquiring and grasping knowledge for concept formation, framing questions, solving problems, deriving conclusions or modifying the existing systems or inventing new systems.  On the basis of quantity, knowledge consumption can be at low or high rate.  On the basis of quality, knowledge consumption can be at low or high level. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 5
  6. 6. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION  Knowledge Production is the creation or invention of new ideas, concepts, theories, methods, process, machines or systems; finding new relationships between variables, giving new interpretations or explanations and communicating them to the potential knowledge consumers by different means.  On the basis of quantity, knowledge production can be at low or high rate.  On the basis of quality, knowledge production can be at low or high level. of Knowledge Consumption- Mathews Theories1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 6
  7. 7. BASIC PROPOSITIONS  1. High rate of knowledge consumption leads to high level of knowledge consumption provided, one must have the required academic or intellectual caliber, accessibility of the required knowledge, basic skills in knowledge consumption and production, proper guidance of experts and above all necessity, threat or competition.  2. High level knowledge consumption is a pre-condition for high level knowledge production except in the case of intuition, revelation or imagination.  3.The basic motive for high level knowledge consumption is knowledge production, including interpretation or application.  4. Provision of the value added knowledge solutions, services, products or packages can augment consumption and production of high level knowledge into several folds. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 7
  8. 8. MATHEW’S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGECONSUMPTION–PRODUCTION CORREALTION  Statement of the Theory: “There exists a direct correlation between high level knowledge consumption and high level knowledge production. Such kind of correlation may or may not exist in the case of low level of knowledge consumption / production”. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 8
  9. 9. Meaning and Implications of theTheory  High level knowledge producers are experts or scientists or innovators or decision makers who bring out changes and development. The development of a nation depends upon its ability to produce sufficient number of high level knowledge producers within the specified time. Here the best strategy is creating sufficiently large number of high level knowledge consumers on the diverse domains of knowledge. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 9
  10. 10. Mathew’s Stage Theory of KnowledgeConsumption-Production Growth  Statement of the Theory: “Knowledge Consumption- Production Growth takes place in five successive stages. They are: i) Low level knowledge consumption, ii)Getting Aware of the importance of knowledge consumption-production, iii) High Rate and Level of Knowledge Consumption, iv)Emergence or application of sophisticated Methods and Techniques of high level knowledge consumption – production and v) Consumption and production of High Level Knowledge and making every activity knowledge intensive and the emergence of a knowledge society.” Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 10
  11. 11. Meaning and Implications of the Theory  Mathew’s Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption- Production Growth deals with the transformation of an individual from lower stages of knowledge consumption to higher stages of knowledge production as well as the development of society or economy from backwardness to affluences of the Knowledge Economy. This theory can be applied in improving the efficiency of simple and sophisticated skill acquisitions and augmenting scientific productivity. Details of the strategy are dealt in the original text ‘Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education’, Journal of the World Universities Forum 4, 1,2011:1-11. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 11
  12. 12. REDESIGNING EDUCATION SYSTEM ANDDEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRIES.  School and university education must be redesigned for augmenting knowledge consumption and knowledge production at different levels and the learners are equipped with the art and technique of knowledge consumption and production. Knowledge Industries must be developed to facilitate the accessibility of knowledge and the provision of the value added knowledge products, services, packages and solutions. As a result, we can produce top level scientists, thinkers, experts, technocrats, professionals, innovat ors, decision makers besides technicians and master craftsmen, within a short span of time; scientific productivity can be enhanced into several folds, besides making skill acquisition more effective. Stress in learning, teaching or research can be cut short off art a considerable level. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 12
  13. 13. COMMON STRUCTURE FOR ALLDOMAINS OF KNOWLEDGE  On the basis of his further studiers on the structure and representation of knowledge in the Bible, the Koran, The Vedas And Upanishads, the Ayurveda and Modern Science, including Social Sciences and also the Theoretical Foundation of Information Technology, Mathew found that there exists a common structure and method for all domains of knowledge and concepts are the basic building blocks of knowledge domains. Knowledge processing technology can be built up on the basis of developing algorithms based on knowledge structure for which he proposed Knowmatics in 2005. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 13
  14. 14. DEFINING KNOWMATICS  “Knowmatics”, according to Mathew, “is the mathematical and engineering study of the nature, structure, representation and communication of knowledge for developing knowledge processing and handling technologies and industries and thereby augmenting knowledge consumption and production into several fold, from lover to higher levels”. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 14
  15. 15. APPLICATION OF KNOIWMATICS IN EDUCATION  Knowmatics is not only a science or mathematics of knowledge but also a revolutionary approach towards knowledge, learning, teaching, research and putting knowledge into practices. High quality Knowledge consumption, production and application are the advanced level of human activities and universities are charged with augmenting these intellectual processes and attaining a quantum leap from low levels of knowledge consumption to higher levels of knowledge consumption, production and applications, by developing appropriate methods and technologies. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 15
  16. 16. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN KNOWMATICS  Knowmatics, as a science and technology, offers wonder potentialities of design and development of suitable systems, services and technologies and development and marketing of innovative knowledge products and services for all human endeavors that are based on or related to knowledge –expertise, learning, skill acquisition, innovation, scientific research, professional practices , planning and decision making, formulation of policies, theories and strategies and etc. There is a need for global initiatives in conducting R & D efforts in Knowmatics and Knowledge Processing Technology for collecting, organizing and repacking all knowledge in diverse forms, available in any part of the world, including modern science and technology, spirituality and religion, traditional wisdom and indigenous knowledge besides even the unrecorded tribal myths, beliefs and sayings. Mathews Theories of Knowledge Consumption-1/10/2012 Production and Revolution in Education 16

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