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  - Knowledge Dynamics Internship
 

The Certificate  in Knowledge Dynamics

 

The Individual Research Internship Programme allows emerging scientists and/or leaders to select a suitable theme, and undertake a Science based research project.

 

The objective of the project is the discovery of New Science, and the contribution of new knowledge to the Universal Knowledge Base of the Sciences.

 

The study and research project will be designed, managed and assessed [evaluated] by content and presentation supervisors who are experts in their respective professions.

 

The student who undertakes a study under the supervision of qualified experts and excel with his/her research, and who makes a scientific discovery, may obtain a certificate in knowledge dynamics, on junior degree level.

 

In terms of this programme the student does not have to participate in any Science Based Competitions.

 

Student[s] will work under the supervision and/or mentorship of academics and/or career professionals who will act as content advisers.

 

Previous contributions to the Universal Knowledge Base of Science [Mainstream Science]:

  • Several students who were affiliated to the NYDT, and who worked under the guidance and supervision of academics and career professionals, have made Scientific discoveries. The contributions include
    • The discovery of a spider species that has not been described before [Wolf spider]
    • The design of new technology of value to the community and the Sciences [Registered as patents]
    • The discovery of micro-fossils that, at the time, were not known to Science
    • Original research in respect of medical conditions
    • The unique application of information technology to enable school students to communicate on inter-continental basis with each other during an international science based competition

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Procedure:

 

  1. Registration: The Student registers as a New Frontiers Science Programme Intern
  2. Consultation: As Intern, the student then consults with his Research Supervisor to find a suitable research topic
  3. Research: The intern follows internationally recognized and accepted research procedures and methods to reach his or her [research] objective[s]
  4. Assessment: The research project is assessed by content judges as well as presentation judges
  5. Certification: Certification takes place in the same way as during post-graduate studies

 

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The 10 Phases of Scientific Discovery:

The discovery of "new Science" is all about the management of established scientific facts, and the identification of new facts that have not been part of the existing knowledge base of any of the Sciences

 

Phase 1: Topic/Theme Selection.

Selection and defining/outlining of research topics/themes [= practical problem to be solved]

Verification of potential scientific discovery by emerging scientist

 

Phase 2: Topic/Theme Accreditation and Registration.

Accreditation and registration of research topic/theme in the ReFES Register of Projects [Including determination of Copyright/Intellectual Rights]:

 

Phase 3: Research Method Selection.

Selection of applicable research framework, research criteria and assessment criteria

 

Phase 4: Research.

  • Step 1: Analyze problem
    • Identify Field of Science that applies to problem
    • Identify scientific principles and or laws that apply to problem
    • Identify the gateway concepts that apply to the problem: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics and Informatics, and/or other concepts
    • Audit of existing facts/research/principles 
  • Step 2: Finding New Science
    • Research through Experiments and/or lab research / and /or search for new Science/facts to solve problem
    • Find new applications of Scientific concepts, principles and or laws
  • Step 3: Prepare a detailed outline of research result/discovery
  • Step 4: Obtain a 2nd examination/assessment [double check].of result with Research Project Advisors/Consultants [A summary in respect of contextualization and comparison of results with existing Mainstream Science (“Gridding”) of the research result/discovery within the body of facts of existing Science/scientific principles]
  • Step 5: Prepare a Final Report [Scientific (Multi-media) Essay Format]

Phase 5: Presentation of Research Project.

  • Preparation of the final project, steps 1 to 5, in the following formats:
  • Pen-and-paper format
  • CD [Text, Photos, diagrams, statistics, sketches, etc]
  • MultiModal [MultiMedia] DVD

Phase 6: Registration of Rights [Copyright/Intellectual Property/Patent].

Registration Copyright Intellectual property with ReFES

 

Phase 7: Publication of research report

  • Public: Internet web site
  • Private: E-Mail

Phase 8: Assessment within the framework of existing Science knowledge base

  • Phase 1: In-House assessment by New Frontiers assessors/judges
  • Phase 2: Assessment by qualified academics and career professionals
  • Principal Criteria. Evaluators [content assessors]  have to determine:
    • How thorough steps 1 to 5 [Phase 4] were followed to reach conclusion
    • How technology was applied: in terms of success of the research
    • The degree of assistance received by coaches, advisors and any other person
    • Whether research results amount to a new discovery and/or contribution to Mainstream Science

Phase 9: Moderation - within the framework of regulations approved by the ReFES Council - of entries, by the Programme Administrator

  • Formal accreditation of the project achievement/discovery
  • Certification of achievement [Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze]

Phase 10: Allocation and public announcement of awards

 

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