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Question: According to some, we now live in a Knowledge Age. Do you agree? Support your arguments with suitable data from the web and elsewhere.

Answer: Since the beginning of the human race there has always been knowledge, hence to label the current era a Knowledge Age is unfounded. Data and Information are more readily available in this day and age than ever before; knowledge however is not so easily obtained, for to gain knowledge, one has to be educated regarding how to use the information that has been acquired. Knowledge cannot be defined without first defining its building blocks, beginning with the concepts of Data and Information, ending with the ultimate goal of knowledge; Wisdom. The 21st century is labelled as the ‘Knowledge Age’ following on from the ‘Information Age’ of the later decades of the 20th century, due to the extensive and rapid development in the accessibility of information....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Education General
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2280
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 898

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