The paper "Understanding of Building Knowledge Community" is a perfect example of a management research paper. The section deals with the description of the background to the study, statement of the problem, the purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research questions, justification of the study, scope and limitations of the study, assumptions of the study, and theoretical framework. 1.2 Background of the Study Knowledge building community is a group of people where they have a commitment to investing its resources and sharing a common way of understanding within the group members (Hewitt et al, 1995).
Given that this is a knowledge age where society’ s health and wealth depends on how much the people in the community know or how innovative they are. This does not only mean the trained or specialized individuals who need to work creatively but everyone in the community. Peter (2001) points out that “ innovation must be part and parcel of the ordinary” the ordinary here means the society in general. This poses a challenge on how do we build a knowledge community where we have individuals with not only basic knowledge but current and up-to-date relevant knowledge. There has been little effort in building knowledge in the community.
Knowledge building can be defined as production and continual improvement of ideas of value to a community, where knowledge building is not limited to learning or education. The major problem is getting students who can be developed, natured then mature with the knowledge that is desirable by the community because knowledge building starts from childhood throughout the life of every person in the community. There are four approaches that are used to ensure that knowledge building in the community is achieved; the first approach focuses on a base or foundational knowledge where one has to clearly understand what is already known.
This is best applied to individuals who have completed school and they are at the age of working. The second approach which is the most common approach because it looks at specific objectives emphasizes subskills.
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