As human beings are social beings, knowledge is generated and shared through collective effort and is a common good for the well-being of all. We are members of “Knowledge Societies” who generate, share and make available knowledge that brings justice, solidarity, democracy, peace and well-being to all members of society.
At the beginning of the 21st century, humanity acquired a new powerful skill to mass-produce knowledge and to use it in products that have the potential to bring progress and development. Collecting and converting scientific information into digitised commodities and making it available through the internet does not automatically create knowledge societies. We need to move from 'information-,' 'digital-,' 'electronic-,' 'mobile-,' 'networked-,' societies to knowledge societies to enhance the development of human potential through quality education, right to information and expression and active participation in all aspects of social, cultural, economic and political life.
Lecturers, researchers, students, ethicists and other experts in related fields are invited to share the fruits of their work by examining and highlighting the scale, scope and complexity of different branches of knowledge, contributing to humanity’s journey towards Knowledge Societies.
Selected contributions will be part of the Shaping Knowledge Societies through Higher Education Conference, which will take place on 15-16 June 2022. This conference, led by Globethics.net India Office in collaboration with Cebu Technological University in the Philippines, will focus on the role of higher education institutions in constructing an ethical life and society. Eligible papers will be invited to expand the work and be included as a chapter in the final publication. Volume 2: Towards Knowledge Societies. After peer review, the papers will be grouped into four sections:
i. Knowledge Societies and Education ii. Knowledge Societies and Humanities iii. Knowledge Societies and Information Societies iv. Knowledge Societies and Religions