Unwritten Knowledge Vs. Unthinking

Skip Ward presented in his video 5 key ideas about the online course for CCK11 (Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2011) and he ended up his talk by “You can’t unthink“. Surely we can not unthink but we need to record our thinking to not only share it with others but also to make it growing bigger by fulfilling one’s specific needs.

Imagine yourself in a maze of “unwritten information” and your goal is to develop a knowledge throughout this big maze; first of all you need to build a social network because unwritten knowledge is distributed over many people and accessing resources (data and knowledge) is very important to connect dots and nodes in the space-time dimension. Challenge will occur in fractal dimension where complex variables interfere for creating a big picture of what is known and what is not. We need to demystify the complexity of learning in some areas and make it accessible to everybody by presenting it in different shapes and colors, in different terms and formats so that people in all level take advantage in developing their learning.

Lady with veil

The lady of wisdom has so much unwritten knowledge and experience that it could fill a library when ‘unveiled’

Same thing will happen for “Unwritten Knowledge when it become Written”.


5 thoughts on “Unwritten Knowledge Vs. Unthinking

  1. It is true that you can’t unthink something, but that doesn’t make it wrong to think something (that turns out to be wrong in the end). That “connection” to the wrong thing will weaken over time as you discover something that supersedes it. All knowledge is superseded at some point, then the knowledge that you might want to “unthink” doesn’t become the focal point of future discussion, but a “back in the day we thought _________” and students/learners can have that percolate in their brains and think of the perspectives that lead to that knowledge that needed to be “unthought”

  2. I like your post on unwritten kwnowledge.
    The lady of wisdom has so much unwritten knowledge and experience that it could fill a library when ‘unveiled’
    Do you want to fill this library with unveiled wisdom? I wonder what will be in that book.
    regards Jaap

  3. There is no reason to veil the wisdom today. With the Internet we should write and share our knowledge to spread the word of wisdom. Let’s make our world full of good values and be conneKtd with others to build bridges between networks.

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