The Significance of Lifelong Learning Against the Spread of Ignorance


Agnotology indicates that ignorance does not only consist of unknown or inaccessible information but also of stored or suppressed information. While the coexistence of ignorance and science might be quite interesting, examining the cases involving ignorance can answer the questions of why and how ignorance exists. This study, it is aimed to explain the formation and expression of knowledge and the meaning of these expressions within the scope of agnotology and the relationship between these concepts and lifelong learning. Based on this, it was aimed to identify the present themes by reviewing the current literature published on ignorance, the subject of agnotology. Accordingly, document analysis, which is one of the qualitative research designs, was conducted through scientific studies, and local and international news sources, and themes of science, politics, health, and media were determined. These themes were addressed in the context of lifelong learning, and the potentially positive role of skills such as learning to learn and information literacy in preventing the occurrence and spread of ignorance was discussed. Consequently, regarding the nature, accessibility, and sustainability of information, these skills are considered to have an important role as a precaution in that they raise awareness of agnotological phenomena and as a correction tool since they evaluate the existing agnotological phenomena.

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Dilek Aydın, Bartın University, Türkiye
Hüseyin Kaygın, Bartın University, Türkiye

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Adult

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Aydın D., & Kaygın H. (2023) The Significance of Lifelong Learning Against the Spread of Ignorance ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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