Intro About Implicit Knowledge and Beliefs
There are many things we expect our young people to know and be able to do after graduation from the basic education system. We hope you read, calculate your basic accounts and use our language, as well as a long list of daily tasks that we consider routine. Our educational system is largely responsible for developing the skills and implicit knowledge of daily tasks. You can not order food at a restaurant without basic reading skills, and you can not pay the restaurant bill without a base in the account. The question of how much young people need to know before being dismissed in society and the workforce is interesting. We need to know more, and different things, than we knew 150 years ago. Technological advances and the global “village” have led our generations to learn much more to survive. 150 years ago, the concept of using a microwave to heat cakes was incomprehensible. Nowadays there are some people who can not run a microwave oven. However, you do not receive training on the microwave in the school, you can simply learn to use the oven or absorb important knowledge, such as reading the instruction manual, necessary to use the oven as a result of the basic education received during the course. 12 or more years in elementary school. . It is possible that a man of 150 years has been very good at digging a well to obtain fresh water, raising animals and setting fire to the fire (of course, this is a simplification, the important point is implicit skills or implicit knowledge). Young people today will have very few skills in these tasks, but our generation has different knowledge and skill requirements. It is a different era. 150 years ago, young people had no reason to develop the skills to build houses on the cliffs, as their previous generations had learned; Once again, we are in a different area.
Computers and Internet
We are now entering a new era in terms of basic knowledge requirements, as a result of a combination of an emerging global village and Internet and Internet-enabled applications. The speed with which applications that support the Internet have changed the way people see their place in the world is unprecedented. Although we have distributed networks since 19060, the current model did not appear until the mid-1990s. In the last ten years, our perceptions of postal, telephone, entertainment, commercial and commercial activities have been rewritten. The form keeps changing every day. The implicit knowledge is that knowledge learned over long periods of time, through exposure and reinforcement frequently, gives us the depth of knowledge or skills on a natural subject or concept, but it is difficult to list it in an explicit list of knowledge or skills. Implicit skills and knowledge allow us to transcend simple learning about a subject or skill, which allows us to understand the theory or concepts underlying the task. Anyone with solid implicit knowledge or skills can quickly identify and interact with change, respond to emergencies and use their knowledge to exploit new or emerging opportunities.
In the age of the Internet, we compete not only within our communities and markets, but also within a global economic community. E-commerce shows all actions or activities that are not effective at risk, regardless of the service or location. As an example, just look at the impact that companies like Amazon.Com and Travelocity have had on their industries, a new world that is very strange for us from previous generations. We have the knowledge and skills to compete not only, but for young people to work in the Internet age, young people need a solid base of knowledge implicit in the concepts and use of computers, networks, the Internet and communications. Once a young person enters the workforce, a request for special training for office automation tools, networks or Internet skills is simply unacceptable. In the age of the Internet, our young people need these skills as implicit skills before leaving the basic education system, or they will be a burden on our ability to compete as an economy and as a society. Just as we expect our young people to know how to use a telephone or a microwave oven without specific training, we must also make sure that the basic implicit knowledge necessary to work in the Internet age
If the student does not have the basic skills required to provide homework as an e-mail attachment, do online research for the semester, collaborate with distant students on a long-term project, use basic communication tools such as instant messaging and a soft-phone – The initial training of these young people when they enter the labor market will be an unacceptable burden for the business community. Without these implicit skills as part of the fundamental contribution of every worker to the labor market, we will not be able to simply compete in the global market, but we will stay in the global village. Whether you agree entirely or not with this article, we can accept that it is a reality. As citizens, we have an obligation to support the integration of these skills into the basic education curriculum of our education system, as well as to require our academic leadership to develop this training in basic education system as soon as possible. We are discussing today the demands of computers in schools – we must now explain how computers are an integral part of our lives and our society and how we can eliminate the academic shortcomings that prevent our young people from obtaining the intellectual tools they need. they need to contribute and succeed in the village and the world market.