О My Lord, increase me in knowledge (Oiir'an, 20:14)
If we want students to develop expertise in our fields, then, we have to help them thicken up the comiections - from the first week of the semester to the fifth, from the last course they took in our discipline to this one, from the course material to their lives outside of class. The more connections they can create, the more they can begin to formulate their own ideas and gain a wider view of our fields.
“Small Changes in Teaching: Making Comiections 3 Ways that Faculty Members Can Help Students Link Course Content to the World Around Them,” Coping with Coronavirus. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Lau, J.M. (2020)
Our prologues here connect with the content of this entire book in learning how to cope with the wider extant of human pandemic. These comprise coronavirus today and its mutations, and beyond in addressing disabling human predicaments. This feature conveyed in the prologues has been examined in this book and remedies suggested within the multidisciplinary moral inclusive domain of knowledge, consciousness and organization.
The socio-scientific development outlook for global future
The project of wellbeing as the multidisciplinaiy unified model of science-economy-society moral inclusiveness
The wellbeing project of humankind collectively has to struggle uphill; or it will slip downwards in achieving the visionaiy moral-inclusiveness goal along with its embedding in the mechanistic aim of pedagogy. This holistic goal cannot be reached within a mechanistic approach alone of the socio- scientific understanding of ‘value.’ The Oneness of God and its explanation in the experiential world-system is the epicenter of the abiding value! Teachers, policymakers, and students must and ought to endeavour to reach the great goal not separately between the mechanistic and the visionary goals oppositely. The discursively derived (interaction) integration (discursive consensus) followed by continuous evolutionary learning in terms of the primal universal ontology of unity of knowledge - thus abbreviated as IIE-leaming - forms the philosophy of embedded oneness. This sustained continuity of consciousness in temis of unity of knowledge is the principal way of organic consilience (Wilson, 1998).1
The Qur’an refers to this highest echelon of value as monotheistic oneness explainable in the fullest order of reality referred to as Tawhid. Tawhid is the primal ontological law of universal oneness (multidisciplinary ensemble). Upon this ontological primacy of the precept of value Tawhid prevails as the unique and universal law of unity of knowledge transcending shari’ah. Tawhid as law acquires its ultimate epistemic meaning of monotheism as the reality of ‘everything’ in every way.2 Islamic scholars for a long time now have failed to understand the ontological meaning, formalism, application, and worldly moral sustainability of Tawhid as law over continuums of unity of knowledge, space (world-system), and time (Al-Raysuni, 2005).3 This book points out the resilient consequence of deriving the robust theory of consilience as the ultimate value according to Tawhid for the understanding, treatment, cuie, and futuristic control of pandemic episode and its adverse consequences as global ecological insecurity (Choudhury & Taifur, 2020).4
This work has argued that the philosophy of knowledge and education ought to be different from how they have been pursued in a mechanical context with little or none of the ontological foundation for science-economy- society application within the context of moral inclusiveness. What such knowledge and education now pursue is a mechanistic road map of materiality alone. There is no holistic understanding and practice of vision embedded in techniques.
This study argues and explains analytically the consequences of the belief and practice of the empty mechanistic world-system and worldview. Contrarily, it explains how post-coronavims pandemic times ought to be a new awakening for all in the world of socio-scientific reality. This new epistemic awakening is expected to be a new vision away from the robotic age of empty mechanism upon which the pandemic episode has ridden rough shod.
Let us ponder over these issues from the two confronting sides!