Mugees Ul Kaiser

Approach to Knowledge: Specialization vs Generalization

Approach to Knowledge: Specialization vs Generalization

Focusing only on one discipline at the cost of others is inevitably going to create a “fragmented” tunnel vision in students. It leads to biases, imbalances, narrow and sometimes extreme ways of looking at things.

The trade-off alluded to in the title above is an important debate on one’s approach to knowledge as an endeavor.  On one side of the debate, people support specializing and zooming into one specific field of expertise. In contrast, people on the other hand opine that ‘instead of knowing a lot about one thing one […]