Video – Dr. Laury Ocen on useful and useless knowledge

Families. Communities and Government invest a lot in training youths through formal education with the perceived end that they will become active contributors in community and family development.

Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen giving a presentation at the first team workshop of our Challenging Categories Research Project.

The reality is that this investment, however sustained, is not necessarily a guarantee for eventual fruition of the planned exploitation by sponsors and supporters of the graduate youth. There is always space for disappointment – Knowledge acquired may, in experienced reality, become unusable.

  • What then is the relevance of formal education if it can (and does) end up unusable?
  • Under what circumstances would it be summarized as unusable?
  • Is there really such a thing as irrelevant knowledge/learning?

In this video, Dr. Lawrence Laury Ocen, the Co-Investigator on our “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda” Research Project explains more. Click here to watch and listen.

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