Inspired Youths Towards Knowledge And Knowledge Movement: Roadto Moralization And Ethicalization Of Knowledge

Abstract

Organized, collective work, undertaken by the knowledge seekers for the enhancement of capacity of learning & interpretation to restore the intellectual and empirical supremacy of values and ethics in all walks of life and influencing the knowledge society through youth participation & leadership and make the “critical mind” in the world. Role of youths in the knowledge society are an integral and indispensable segment for ethical and morality based society. This paper has been connoted in three major offshoots to identify the youth knowledge movement. Firstly: this section provides the theoretical framework of Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM) in implementing knowledge oriented activities.  Secondly, this section deals with the importance of YKM for youths which is to be a flexible and dynamic movement that will evolve with the changing needs of time, and on the other, necessary policies and procedures of its activities which will be introduced in the Operation Manual (OM) to ensure dynamism, creativity, transparency and accountability within any organization for inspiring youths in the field of knowledge.  Thirdly, this section deals with the analysis of relevant stakeholders to revisit the on-going management and implementation practices/mechanism for inspiring the youths through Knowledge Movement (YKM). Descriptive and qualitative data will be used to analysis this study on youth knowledge movement for establishing moralization and ethicalization of knowledge.

  1. Introduction

For the revival of peaceful civilization and culture young society, moralization and ethicalization of knowledge is very much important element. The youth knowledge movement can be possible through the way to revitalize the moral and ethical education and reorganizing it on the basis of moral and ethical concepts. Through youth participation and leadership in the knowledge movement, any organization can fulfill their mission and vision for the welfare of the society where for any organization youth’s intellectual agenda, policies and contemporary challenges and opportunities will be the first and prioritize standard. There are lot of formidable challenges forwarding for youths where face those problems and explain those problems critically is very important.

Ethicalization or Moralization of knowledge is the very important for youth particularly considered for youth’s organization’s future agenda. For the spirit of brotherhood, youth knowledge movement is an effective approach that blending all shed staff. Contemporary political understanding, conscience decision to dimensions that reach youth’s passion for knowledge, established logic on the exploitation of information which devoid the ethics, economic perceptive, science and technology and religious understanding on the basis of society makes youth for critical thinking and intellectual performance for the practical supremacy of life and the main objective of life.

The activities of this movement are developed to provide strategic contributions for the youth associations of ethical and value based organizations institutional capacity building, together with its institutional networks to reach a level of global importance and to create a “New World Order”.

The only way to do it is to reconstruct the education system and would the character of the teachers so that they can meet the education needs of any movements based on proper assessment in the context of ethical & moral books, practical experience and scientific and technological advancement of the world. Assisting youth education needs, formulating curriculum and syllabuses based on it and also producing educational materials, mostly audio-visual, befitting their level of understanding for intellectual and knowledge movement.

 

  1. Theoretical Analysis and Framework of Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM)

 

The term of knowledge on the base knowledge organization only can be applied when considering the concept of knowledge and knowledge based generation. There are many perceptions and understandings of knowledge from the theoretical frameworks, characteristics forms to explain the Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM).

  • Personal Knowledge Theory:

The conceptual, visual and enactive methods can be specific measurement to understand the personal knowledge theory. According to the personal knowledge where only mental phenomenon and individual has direct access. Furthermore, in the personal knowledge theory any persons can communicate and collaborate for sharing their through language, written, spoken or visualized documents like text, audio, image or video for example the method using by media workers, bloggers and in social media[1]. Most of the scholars used personal knowledge as public knowledge or information.

  • Internal Knowledge Organization Theory:

 

The development of human and perception of human exist with some organized manner. From the citation of Chi and Ohlsson, international knowledge organization theory can be classified from three articulations[2]

  1. Semantic Networks: This is actually consisting of concepts, relations and the links with others.
  2. Theories: It can be well-articulated structures with core knowledge elements in the center and peripheral concepts.
  3. Schemes: It is typically abstract and organizes knowledge about specific stimulus domain which is used to organize learning, thinking and acting.

 

  • External knowledge organization Theory:

 

The eminent theorist Mr. Hjorland thinks that to gather, describe, index, classify, store and find documents on the base of traditional and technology forms for external knowledge organization is very much contextual to understand external knowledge organization[3]. There are some methods where external knowledge organization can be used:

  • Information can manually be indexed for archiving, identifying and retrieving information relevant to specific purposes.
  • For linguistics, logic, mathematic and philosophy, information can automatically be structured.
  • Visually representation.
  • Technology-based information can also be socially organized knowledge for instance through social media such as via face book or twitter etc.
    • Learning and Education Theory:

The scholar of Lave and Wenger has cited about the learning and education theory has worked from macro level to micro level through situated learning and social-contextual basis of learning”[4]. These features work through two important goals[5]:

(1) Identifying mechanisms of student learning.

(2) Communicating instructional principles.

The main theme of this theory is to grain the larger size of knowledge-rich academic learning[6].

  • Knowledge Management Theory:

Knowledge management theory is very important discourse to define the knowledge movement. Knowledge movement refers as an organized and systematic process to effectively utilize the knowledge movement[7]. For any learning organization, knowledge management will be effective tool for empirical activities of knowledge movement[8]. According to the citation of Gottschalk, for the implementing, sharing, distributing, creating and comprehending the knowledge of any organization the knowledge management process can be valuable methods to illustrated the technique of knowledge movement (KM)[9]. By the theoretical and empirical analysis of knowledge management, the knowledge movement (KM) can generate new knowledge on the base of past experience and build new mechanism for next generation[10]. Moreover, knowledge management is the methodical means where knowledge movement will be enterprise’s knowledge assets by this management process[11].  Finally, knowledge management is the process about knowledge, process for knowledge, and process from knowledge which leads to improve the internal and external operation to implement the Knowledge Movement (KM)[12].

  • Constructivism Theory:

 

In the field of education, constructivism means to theories of knowledge and learning. According to the constructivist theory knowledge is not mean to read a book rather it is the process of innovation and production[13]. From the explanation of philosophy and sociology constructivism means to know something and from the means of psychology and education, constructivism means Constructivism describes a theory of learning[14].

  1. The Conceptual Framework to Understand the Importance of Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM)

 

  • Facing the Conceptual Crisis of Dichotomy in Ethical and Moral Education

According to the scholarly view of Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule, the world has faced so many crisis of dichotomy in education[15] for instances, traditional ethical education vs. current modern education and intellectual schizophrenia and confusion: within an individual and between individuals. The solution to the crisis of dichotomy is integration of knowledge by joint reading of ethical related books such as to understand the main objective of the study and the goal of the reading.

 

  • Agonizing Education system in Developing Countries and Necessities of Youth towards Knowledge Movement (YKM)

The education system in the developing countries in most cases today lacks both ethical & moral content and sense of direction as a legacy to colonial administration. During the colonial rule, in some countries the rulers did not dare to corrupt the curriculum and syllabus of some subjects or religious education, but after independence it has been found that the second tire colonist whom they created from the local society became more dangerous than themselves. The new local colonists and secular administrators directly started to change whatever remnant ethical contents were there in the system and replaced them by materialistic materials. The idea was to deviate the people from ethics as well as to create a people without effective goal.

Figure 1: Youth, Process and Knowledge Movement

 

  1. Young People’s Needs and Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM)
  • Approaching Strategically: Figure 2: Strategic Approach to Manage the YKM 
    • Create & Manage the Organizational Learning for YKM:

     

    From the citation of Bhatt article a ‘knowledge life-cycle’ in order to create and maintain individual and organizational learning in the organization for the purposes of knowledge movement[16]:

    1. Create New Knowledge

    1.1 Identify new knowledge

    1.2 Identify old & existing knowledge

    1. Identify Knowledge relevant to organization
    2. Verify selected Knowledge
    3. Capture & Organize Knowledge
    4. Disseminate & Use Knowledge
    5. Combine new knowledge and re-evaluate assumptions to Create Knowledge

     

    1. Operational Manual (OM) of Inspired Youth towards Knowledge and Knowledge Movement (YKM)

      This OM provides guidelines and procedures for activities to be carried out by the youth Knowledge Movement (YKM) organizations in implementing knowledge oriented activities for the youth.  On the one hand, YKM organizations is to be a flexible and dynamic organization that will evolve with the changing needs of time, and on the other, necessary policies and procedures of its activities are introduced in the OM to ensure dynamism, creativity, transparency and accountability within the organization.  Thus, the OM will not be confined to rigid rules and regulations and this Manual will be revised. With this end in view, Youth Knowledge Movement (YKM) organizations will organize annual or periodic workshops, discussion meetings, formally and informally, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to revisit the on-going management and implementation practices and mechanism. As YKM organizations will work with a large number of universities to implement various demand driven activities and sub-projects, this Manual cannot forecast all cases. Exceptions to the rules stated in this Manual may be given case by case, based on the following conditions:

      • A written demand is to be established stating in what proposed activity and sub-project overpass the rule and why the activity and sub-project has to be included in YKM operations
      • A written approval of OM review committee

       

      • Processing of Recruitment:

      Recruitment has two phases.

      1. External Recruitment
      2. Internal Recruitment

       

      • External Recruitment:

       

      External recruitment will take place when someone cannot be recruited on the internal basis due to lacking in specific qualification.

      The process of external recruitment

      • Group Discussion and Gossiping
      • Personal friendship

       

      • Internal Recruitment:

      Internal recruitment requires some specific qualities which will be denoted later. It will operate through 5 different efforts.

      1. Personal effort
      2. Group effort
      3. Youth Organizational effort
      4. Other groups’ assistance
      5. External to internal
        • Strategically Approach for Recruitment Process:

       

      Ones the individuals are selected, they must be in a process to develop a good concept on YKM & Group and School Factors. School factors are the basic reason behind the classification of departments. Following are the processes:

      • One to one approach: At least one member of the group will be assigned to take care of a new comer being recruited. He will do it by personal motivation.
      • Many to one approach: The group members will include the new comer/s in their free time and regular communication.
      • Delegation of group related works: The new comers will be assigned to read the books on syllabus, to collect related data, to review any related article, to analyze group related news.
      • Capacity Building Program:
      • Moral development program
      • Sharing and counseling
      • Training program
      • Brainstorming session
      • Leadership camp
      • Summer/Winter camp

       

      • Moral Development Program:

      Purpose: Developing ideological, ethical and spiritual foundation so as to be in the right track of Shariah, cope up with the organizational status (grading system) and meet challenges in respective professional engagement.

      • Leadership Camp:

      Purpose: To enhance leadership quality among the potential leaders and upgrading YKM status and leadership tools.

      Two leadership programs

      1. Existing Leaders
      2. Upcoming Leaders

       

      • Summer camp/Winter Camp:

      Purpose:

      • To upgrade YKM status
      • To Upgrade Organizational status

       

      1. Conclusion

       

      Youth workers in knowledge movement perform these tasks with physical and material cooperation of the people they serve. One of the most disappointing aspects of our problem of leadership in all countries is the want of honest, qualified and efficient leaders. If a leader is efficient he is found to be highly dishonest and if he is honest he is proved to be inefficient. Efficiency without honesty is dangerous and honesty without efficiency is worthless.

       

      In this context taking all these realities and problems into contingence it is essential that we assess the educational and training needs of the workers and leaders of the knowledge movements develop a curriculum, formulate a syllabus and produce materials based thereon while doing the we are to take into consideration the technological changes the world undergone during the last few centuries. These changes are over whelming.

       

      We as part of moral and ideological movement have a lot of things to learn here from the experience of the developed countries, adapt good ones and ignore bad ones for us. This can only be done through our education system and inspired our youth through knowledge movement (YKM).

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