April 24, 2009

Reflection on Knowledge acquiring

I finally realised my problem regarding essay writing (well I think it also applies to other aspects of life, in relation to ways of thinking and decision making). I am aware of that I am a ‘big picture’ person. I focus (or say, favour) structures and logic and tend to reject details. When I was doing my undergraduate degree, I sometimes had original and innovative ideas but often failed using existing theories or facts to support my arguments. Thus I have attempted to go through wide range of literatures when I am studying this MSC course; however, I seem to be losing my initiative while absorbing other people’s well-established outlooks.

I relied on literatures too much and it appears to be easier to just ‘borrow’ whatever they say, whichever makes sense to me. Even when I was trying to identify Waverider’s 'core business' and 'facilities', I was even searching journal articles by using key words like ‘facilities’ and ‘manufacturers’, it was reasonable but I soon got fed up and thought it was totally waste of time. So I took a break and had a chat with a friend and asked for his opinion, then I realized that actually I’d already had an idea what facilities are in Waverider’s case based on my own understanding of FM. I asked myself “how about if it was wrong?”, and then I answered myself “but there is no right or wrong answer, supposing I justify myself well it is always reasonable”. Even though it isn’t anything spectacular, it is at least my own idea, my contribution.

Referring to Knowledge Management, We perceive differently because we retrieve/decode the information in our own ways and then we develop or create our own version of knowledge based on diverse individual experience and existing knowledge! THE PURPOSE OF KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRING IS TO CREATE KNOWLEDGE!

As I mentioned in previous thread, aims and objectives should be set when doing background reading. Now I think ‘intervals’ need to be taken to revise and summarise already-required ‘information’ and turn them into ‘knowledge’. Subsequently, we may alter the direction of knowledge acquiring and hopefully it results in progress.


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