Empirical knowledge is called knowledge that is acquired through their own personal experiences , experiences and other things that a person goes through throughout their life. In this way, it can be said that it is not something universal , since it is something that has more to do with a personal point of view and not with educational methods taught in different societies and countries.
However, it can have a regional character since the knowledge acquired based on personal experiences can have a lot in common among members of a society according to its socio-economic reality.
Empirical knowledge is not governed by methods or systems , contrary to scientific knowledge , this in addition to the reasons already mentioned also implies that very detailed short-term logical explanations are not sought .
Business-wise, this type of knowledge is very helpful, as employees manage to develop knowledge that can only be acquired with experience and the multiple situations that arise on a daily basis.
Examples of empirical knowledge
- Learning the mother tongue
- Home remedies
- Do not put your hands in the fire, when it is done for the first time and the person burns, he knows that he should never do it
- Learn to walk
- Ride a bike
- Learning to swim, although you can learn different techniques through learning methods, it can also be done based on personal experience
- Grow plants
- Learn to dance
- Learn to write and read
- When a baby learns to speak
Types of empirical knowledge
- Contingent: it is an object that at a specific time has a certain characteristic, but it is very likely that in the future it will no longer have it.
- Particular: it is applicable in specific and real cases, however, it does not guarantee its execution in all the cases in which it can be applied.
- Its link is direct with everyday life
- It relates to the experience of the world
- Its origin does not arise from an educational process
- It does not arise from an analytical or conscious relationship
- It is an experience originated directly through knowledge
- It is based on observation, action, repetition and error
- Their learning is acquired through perception