SKILL ACQUISITION AND SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTIVITY AS FUNCTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION:  A STUDY ON KNOWMATICS...
Knowledge as a Product  To Consume and Produce <ul><li>As early as 1980, Mathew developed theoretical tools to treat Knowl...
SKILL ACQUISITION  AND SCIENTIFIC PRODCTIVITY  <ul><li>In his doctoral research, Soman, K. N. (2001) examined the possibil...
INFROMATION TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURE. <ul><li>On the basis of a series of studies  had been conducted by Mathew ...
KNOWLEDGE VS. INFORMATION  <ul><li>Mathew further found that IT has very serious limitation in entering the world of learn...
BIRTH OF KNOWMATICS <ul><li>In a seminar on ‘Twenty Years of Mathew’s Theories of Knowledge Consumption-Production Growth’...
KNOWMATICS  AND EDUCATION <ul><li>In his presentation of the paper‘  Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education ’ f...
FUTURE IMPLICATIONS <ul><li>This brief presentation is addressed not only to educationalists, educational planners and adm...
EXPLORING  THE UNTAPPED AREAS <ul><li>It is hoped that this presentation will help many understand  the complexities of  t...
<ul><li>Dr. Raju M. Mathew has supervised Doctoral Theses on the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas and Upanishads, the Ayurveda,...
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Skill Acquisition and Scientific / Research Productivity : Models, Theories and Strategies Using Mathew's Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption- Production Growth

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The great potentialities of Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption-Production Growth in augmenting Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity have been examined. It is very useful for Schools, Training Institutes, Universities and Governments and other employment agencies to improve their Skill Acquisition efforts, especially Sophisticated Skills.

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  1. 1. SKILL ACQUISITION AND SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTIVITY AS FUNCTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION: A STUDY ON KNOWMATICS DR. RAJU M. MATHEW & RANI RAJU
  2. 2. Knowledge as a Product To Consume and Produce <ul><li>As early as 1980, Mathew developed theoretical tools to treat Knowledge as a Commodity, though intangible, to consume and produce or generate in his book ‘Library Resource Allocation’, Bradford: MCB Publications (now Emerald Publications), 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>The FID Committee on Research on Theoretical basis of Information Science under Prof. A. I. Mikhalove of the VINITI of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1985 published his Theory of Knowledge/ Information Consumption – Production Correlation and Stage Theory of Knowledge/ Information Consumption-Production growth in ‘Theoretical Problems of Informatics – Social Aspects of Modern Informatics, Moscow: VINITI, 1985. Subsequently it appeared in eight languages. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  3. 3. SKILL ACQUISITION AND SCIENTIFIC PRODCTIVITY <ul><li>In his doctoral research, Soman, K. N. (2001) examined the possibility of applying Mathew’s Theories of Knowledge/Information Consumption Growth (1981-1985) to augment Scientific Productivity and Skill on the basis of a comparison with Dreyfus and Dreyfus (1986) Five Stage Model of Skill Acquisition. </li></ul><ul><li>It was found that these theories could be employed more effectively in augmenting skill acquisition and scientific productivity. Further, they are ahead of Dreyfus models in explaining creativity, innovation and making substantial improvement in education and training programs, and sophisticated skill acquisitions especially at higher levels. </li></ul><ul><li>The above finding can be found in the paper ‘Theories of skill acquisition: A comparison of five stages of skill acquisition and stage theory of information consumption growth, Library Progress (International), vol. 26, No 2, 2006, pages 217-225. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  4. 4. INFROMATION TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURE. <ul><li>On the basis of a series of studies had been conducted by Mathew on the structure and representation of knowledge in the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas and Upanishads, the Classical Literature, Modern Science and Technology and also on the philosophy and theoretical basis of Information Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathew found that there exists a common structure for all domains of knowledge; the building blocs of knowledge are concepts. Further, Information Technology is not suitable for processing and handling knowledge due to the basic problem of Algorithms built of ‘Data Structure’ which is linear and static where as knowledge structure is non-linear and dynamic. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  5. 5. KNOWLEDGE VS. INFORMATION <ul><li>Mathew further found that IT has very serious limitation in entering the world of learning, teaching and research other than reducing education as an art of data manipulation and presentation and drifting education away from knowledge and adding stress for information overload. </li></ul><ul><li>This problem is very similar to what T.S. Eliot had lamented in The Waste Land : missing knowledge in the multitude of information and missing wisdom for knowledge. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  6. 6. BIRTH OF KNOWMATICS <ul><li>In a seminar on ‘Twenty Years of Mathew’s Theories of Knowledge Consumption-Production Growth’ held at Calicut University, Kerala, India, in Jan. 2005, Mathew proposed a new science and technology, called Knowmatics, to deal with Knowledge for the inherent weakness of Information Technology to process and handle knowledge as an elaboration of his theories of knowledge consumption-production. </li></ul><ul><li>In the two-day conference on ‘Knowmatics, Knowledge Technology and Kerala’s Development’ held at Calicut University in may 2005, Mathew worked out the scope and meaning, definition, methodology, theoretical and philosophical basis of Knowmatics. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  7. 7. KNOWMATICS AND EDUCATION <ul><li>In his presentation of the paper‘ Knowmatics – A New Revolution in Higher Education ’ for the Fourth World Universities Forum held at Hong Kong, Jan 2011, prepared jointly with Ranjit Mathew, he states that no revolution has been taken place in education since the time of Aristotle, other than some cosmetic surgeries , including networking and IT application. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody considers education as a sacred cow and nobody dares to make any changes with regard to the very philosophy, approach, methodology, organization structure, mode of teaching or learning. He emphasis the need for saving education from the over-loading of information and freeing education from the art of data manipulation and presentation and thereby re-inventing its knowledge bases. </li></ul><ul><li>He explores the untapped potentialities of Knowmatics in bringing Revolutions in Education, especially in Higher Education, Training, Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity. The paper has been published in the Journal of the World Universities Forum, 4,1,2011:1-11. Its video presentation has also been posted in YouTube. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  8. 8. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS <ul><li>This brief presentation is addressed not only to educationalists, educational planners and administrators, teachers and students, but also to Psychologists, Linguists, Cognitive Scientists, Philosophers and of course IT experts and IT Companies working in the field of education and knowledge management. </li></ul><ul><li>Though very brief, it is the result of more than thirty years of study and research, conducted almost lonely, without any funding or reward, for the cause of Knowledge and Education. The underlying philosophy is ‘ Make Knowledge Accessible to All, for Knowledge Empowers Everybody’. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  9. 9. EXPLORING THE UNTAPPED AREAS <ul><li>It is hoped that this presentation will help many understand the complexities of the world of Education, Knowledge and Knowmatics and enter in these vast and unexplored areas concerning the progress of humanity in relation to skill acquisition, scientific productivity, knowledge management technologies and above all development of Knowledge Industries and thereby making a Revolution in Education at all levels, from kindergarten to university levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Industries with value added Knowledge Packages, Products,. Services and Solutions, offers millions of new employment and income generating opportunities and above all a quantum leap in the use and application of knowledge by the humanity that lead real progress and well being of the humanity. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju
  10. 10. <ul><li>Dr. Raju M. Mathew has supervised Doctoral Theses on the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas and Upanishads, the Ayurveda, the Tribal Medicine, Education, Information Technology and Industrial Growth. He has formulated two basic theories of Knowledge Consumption and Production and propounded ‘ Knowmatics ’. He has over thirty years university level teaching and research backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>His works on the Global Economic Crisis, The Arab Spring, Education, Revolutions and etc. can be found in the net. He has been propagating the Global Strategy of ‘ Food, Dignity and Knowledge for All’ as the basis of Sustainable Peace and Development. </li></ul><ul><li>Rani Raju is an educationalist and educational administrator. She is the Rector and Management Advisor of the Global English School, Al Ain, UAE. She is noted with her oratorical and organizational skills. </li></ul>01/17/12 Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity as Function of Knowledge Consumption and Production. Dr. Raju M. Mathew and Rani Raju

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