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Uloga znanja i obrazovanja u savremenom društvu
Role of knowledge and education in modern society

Author(s): Dragana Vilić
Subject(s): Sociology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: knowledge; education; science; technology; modern society;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the role of knowledge and education in contemporary society. They are prerequisites for its development. Thanks to the knowledge and education of the individual can actively participate in society, to assume different social roles and orient in it. As the result of scientific knowledge and technological development, it is rapidly changing, and it requires individuals constantly learning and improving - the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, competencies, and their applications in practice. In today's society, education is being transformed into a broader concept of learning in and out of institutional, physical and timeframes. This enabled the development of modern information technology. Individuals who possess knowledge and skills is represented by a valuable resource, contribute to cohesion and the development of society. Therefore, investment in science and education, and therefore in human resources, brings great benefits to individuals and society as a whole. Individuals and social groups occupy a certain place in society based on the knowledge that they have. It improves all areas of human life and activity.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 389-404
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian