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    Module 2 - Background
    What is Knowledge?

    Required Readings
    Carr, D. (2000). Moral formation, cultural attachment or social control: What's the point of values education? Educational Theory, 50(1), 49-63. ** Available in the Presentations section.

    Florida Atlantic University (n.d.) The History Guide: Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. Lecture 8. Greek Thought. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Retrieved September 7, 2009, from http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/ancient.html#table
    Smith, M.K. (2004). A brief history of informal education thinking. The Informal Encyclopedia of Education. Retrieved August 12, 2009, from http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-hist.htm.

    Ancient Greek Education:
    History of American Education: A Hypertext Timeline. Retrieved February, 20111 from http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/educationhistorytimeline.html

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    There is no single agreed upon definition of knowledge and there are several theories to explain it. Knowledge can be defined as "an acquaintance with facts, truths or principles as from study or investigation;" Other definitions include "familiarity or conversance as with a particular subject or branch of learning"; "an acquaintance gained by sight ,experience or report; "the sum of what is known;" awareness of a fact or circumstance;" "perception" and "information'. Knowledge can refer to both the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can ...

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