Ukrainians and Our Knowledge

Yevhenia VasylchyshynaJuly 7, 2024AI and the Future of Knowledge

Knowledge is an awareness of facts, a familiarity with individuals and situations, or a practical skill. Knowledge of facts, also called propositional knowledge, is often characterized as true belief that is distinct from opinion or guesswork by virtue of justification. Knowledge can be produced in many ways: perception, memory, rational intuition, inference, and testimony.

I am Ukrainian, so I would like to tell you how our people share their knowledge. There is nothing new with the fact that babies start learning the world with the help of their parents: the first words, the earliest attempts to walk and perceive the surrounding world. Children who are one-and-a-half years old can go to kindergartens in Ukraine. Nannies help the young children to be more self-dependent: to put on and take off their clothes, to go to the toilet, to eat and drink by themselves, as well as a lot of other useful skills. When the children are three years old or more, they attend nursery school, where kids start to learn Ukrainian letters and numbers, and to have their first PE, math, native language, and English lessons.

At the age of six years old, little Ukrainians start going to school. They have reading, writing, a foreign language, math, music, arts and crafts, sports, and many others. Primary school lessons usually last for 30 minutes; secondary and high schools, 45 minutes. On one hand, our children receive most basic knowledge here. On the other hand, many parents hire private tutors, who help kids broaden their theoretical or practical understanding of a certain subject. Numerous schoolchildren search for useful information on the Internet. Wikipedia is one of the main sources nowadays. In secondary and high school, pupils start learning: chemistry, physics, geometry, algebra, biology, anatomy, astronomy, Ukrainian and world history and literature, geography, the law, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, and other foreign languages.

At the end of the school year all students of high school have to pass the state exams in Ukraine. Children work very hard to get ready for them. Some pupils attend additional courses. School teachers also help their students review for these tests during school lessons in 11th grade.

After graduation, Ukrainians enter universities, colleges, or vocational schools, or start working. All of them acquire new knowledge and experience, which they also share with each other. Most students enjoy learning the subjects that are connected with their future profession. Talented young people sometimes receive several types of higher education. Others may change their career guidance if they find out that they are more interested in another profession. In this case, they can change the university after passing the academic difference. The lucky ones, who made the right choice and have a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation, go to work as soon as they get a diploma. These people feel happy because their jobs are pleasurable. They often share their knowledge with those who are interested.

The process of learning and acquiring mastery continues up to the end of our lives. Self-improving growth is endless. People often attend advanced training courses, meet and share their experience with other professionals abroad, and read special literature, conduct research, and publish their own articles or books.

Nowadays a lot of people in Ukraine have started to use artificial intelligence in different industries, such as education, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. However, we are disturbed that it has a huge influence on us.

Artificial Intelligence has been helping organizations in reducing costs, improving user experiences, and achieving better efficiency. On the contrary, a lot of parents are worried that their children will not want to put in enough effort to reach their goals in life.

Knowledge is undoubtedly an important source of development and progress at all times. When children start studying, they build up their knowledge and improve their skills. When they become adults, they pass everything on to new generations. In this way, Ukrainians share their knowledge, as does everybody else in the world.

Yevhenia Vasylchyshyna is a seventh grader from Kyiv, Ukraine. She enjoys drawing, writing short stories, and studying biology and chemistry. She dreams of becoming a dermatologist in the future.