Title 6 – KQ 1 : What is the role of wider perspectives in knowledge production and acquisition?
KQ 1 : What is the role of wider perspectives in knowledge production and acquisition?
Perspective, besides bringing in a different viewpoint, provides us an opportunity to know ‘how ‘ a different viewpoint has been processed and interpreted differently. A wider perspective gets us acquainted with different ideas, distinct ways of thinking and approaching things. Contrary to this , a narrow perspective binds us within the limits and restrictions of sketchy viewpoints.
Each perspective even with its strengths and limitations, contributes to the overall understanding by bringing in its own experiences, observations , beliefs and interpretations. As commonly known, the story changes depending on who tells it. There may exist only the ‘Truth’ but it is unearthed through multiple perspectives . These multiple perspectives or versions of truth may not necessarily be conflicting in their nature. They may very well be the different pieces to put together a meaningful whole.