Personal Knowledge And Shared Knowledge

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Personal knowledge and shared knowledge are two extremely different ways in which people obtain knowledge. Shared knowledge is defined as ‘a socio-cultural knowledge, broadly along the lines of a set of norms, values, signifiers and cultural mores’ and ‘personal knowledge comes from the local experience of an individual’ . From my own perspective I believe shared knowledge is obtained through collaborative work; knowing from others, and personal knowledge is obtained from a person’s own opinion; what I know. The role the two forms of knowledge; personal knowledge and shared knowledge, play in human sciences and mathematics exemplifies their importance in a person’s understanding of the world.
‘Human sciences refers to the investigation of human life and activities via a phenomenological methodology that acknowledges the validity of both sensory and psychological experience.’ Human sciences, an area of knowledge where plenty of research is carried out as well as many theories being developed, seeks to describe the world through several ways of knowing, namely; language, reasoning, perception and imagination.
For example in Business and
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This can be seen in Vygotsky’s theory of social development, where he argues that ‘social interaction precedes development; consciousness and cognition is the end product of socialization and social behaviour.’ What he meant was that social interactions are keys in our country, when gaining personal knowledge, as more interactions are made, it would ultimately lead to better personal knowledge than before. But is the knowledge acquired from such social interactions improving our personal knowledge at all occasions, or can they be feeding false
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