Chapter 7. Wisdom Dialogues
Participatory Action Research frames the wisdom dialogues that involve partners, in this case peasants and scientists, in a mutual construction of knowledge in which both parties learn, exchange ideas, feelings, images, beliefs, notions, concepts, practices, histories, wishes, and experiences to achieve a common understanding for common action.
The underlying reason for these dialogues is that any person
or knowledge system cannot know everything about a subject,
because knowledge is incommensurable. We satisfy the desire to
know by searching for meaning, questioning, and making sense
of our own way of thinking regarding a topic or issue that may
take us through unexplored domains. Further along, we make
sense by creating synergies between other forms of knowledge in
a dialogic fashion.
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