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ERIC Number: EJ903966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
The Importance and Weaknesses of the Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production
Persson, Roland S.
Gifted and Talented International, v25 n1 p31-33 Aug 2010
To view contemporary Science as an industry is a very apt and timely stance. Ghassib's (2010) historical analysis of knowledge production, which he terms "A Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production," is an interesting one. It is important, however, to observe that the outline of this model is based entirely on the production of Natural Science, and that its epistemological basis is a positivist one. Since the article argues to focus on the creative process and its developing objectives through history, this raises a few concerns needing further discussion in order to strengthen the legitimacy of the proposed model. The author discusses these concerns and proposes a widening of the epistemological worldview; a more updated understanding of the nature of Science; the inclusion of other Sciences and last but not least: to address the potentially negative consequences of the model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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