Knowledge in the modern world

MCU Rector Igor Remorenko and other experts in the field of education discussed the required knowledge of the modern world and its selection criteria on the air of the program “Agora” on the TV channel “Culture“.

Why do we need to gain knowledge? Modern life often brings this issue to the fore. Previously, knowledge promised success, but today this connection is not obvious. Why do we need to learn and know historical dates, the names of capitals and continents or Newton’s laws? What is useful today in life is an important criterion for selecting knowledge. Should we pay more attention to the so-called “random set of knowledge” about the world? Is this the world of “confident users” or a real threat to academic knowledge? How has the approach to knowledge changed? Does it really all come down to essential baggage that can come in handy in life?