General knowledge is information that has been accumulated over time through various mediums, sources. It excludes specialized learning that can only be obtained with extensive training and information confined to a single medium. General knowledge is an essential component of crystallized intelligence. It is strongly associated with general intelligence and with openness to experience.
Studies have found that people who are highly knowledgeable in a particular domain tend to be knowledgeable in many. General knowledge is thought to be supported by long-term semantic memory ability. General knowledge also supports schemata for textual understanding. In 2019, it was found in a survey that New Zealanders had “concerning” gaps in their general knowledge.
- To highlight the environmental impact of waste on the living planet, especially plastics
- To encourage responsible consumption and responsible activism
- To discuss the causes and consequences behind these issues as well as possible solutions
- To practice the passive voice on the past