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The Progressive Construction of Communication: Toward a Model of Cognitive Networked Communication and Knowledge Communities - Canadian Journal of Communication,Volume 28, No. 3, 2003
by Milton Campos

Abstract:
Networked communication allows the emergence of a new social reality: knowledge communities in cognitive networks. This paper formulates a model of cognitive networked communication and knowledge communities. This model aims to show the progressive construction of communication and is based on an integrative view of conviviality (participation and engagement) and knowledge building (intentionality, individual and social representations that shape different levels of collaboration and influence learning in interpersonal relationships). The model suggests communication can progress from lower to higher cognitive levels, and that those levels are apparent in different types of communities. Although community communication is essentially structured through cognitive procedures (logos), the model also suggests that it is shaped by affectivity and emotions (pathos), and moral and cultural values, beliefs, and opinions (ethos).

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 20 pages
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Communication (2003)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Language: English
ISSN: 1499-6642

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