E-Science Center

When we talk about knowledge or Education, what exactly we want out of it? Let’s just understand first what is knowledge means? What is an education means? How one can become Innovative? What creativity means? How we can apply science in an innovative ways?

Knowledge is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as (i) expertise, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject; (ii) what is known in a particular field or in total; facts and information; or (iii) be absolutely certain or sure about something.

Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.

Innovation:  Innovation comes from Latin innovatus, pp. of innovare “to renew or change,” from in- “into” + novus “new”.

The central meaning of innovation thus relates to renewal or improvement. Novelty is just a consequence of improvement. For this improvement to take place it is necessary for people to change the way they make decisions, they must choose to do things differently, make choices outside of their norm. Schumpeter c.s. (~1930) seems to have stated that innovation changes the values onto which the system is based.

Those who are directly responsible for application of inventions are often called pioneers in their field.

Creativity: Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art etc.) Creativity and creative acts are therefore studied across several disciplines – psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics. As a result, there is a multitude of definitions and approaches.

 Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is an enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world.

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