KARACHI - A seminar on 'Knowledge Based Education was held at the Convention Centre of the Defence Authority Country and Golf Club under the aegis of DHAs Education Directorate here Saturday. More than 1,000 teaching faculty members of various DHA schools and colleges participated in the seminar and deliberated on various aspects of knowledge based education aimed at making teaching effective and useful. Director Education DHA, Brig (Retd) Iftikhar Arshad Khan, was the chief guest at the Seminar. Two syndicate panels comprising of various faculty members of DHA educational institutions made presentations during the seminar on different facets of the subject. The first panel headed by Commodore (Retd) Imran Ansari, Principal Defence Authority Degree College, touched upon the philosophical aspects of the topic. They focused on the basic definitions and processes involved in knowledge acquisition, leading to the intricacies of knowledge management. Later, speakers explained how libraries and Internet could be optimally utilised as knowledge resource. The last syndicate explained the processes of transiting from known knowledge to the unknown knowledge through research methodology. The second panel headed by Mrs Iffat Rashid, Principal Defence Authority Public School O&A Levels, encompassed the business end of the topic illuminating the audience with the application of various strategies and methodologies from disseminating knowledge with emphasis on a structured teaching environment of educational institutions. They explained the dimensions of knowledge with respect to teaching environment. This was to prepare grounds for methodologies and strategies for motivating students in assimilation of knowledge. The last syndicate summed up the process by presenting 'a model of excellence in achieving the process of knowledge dissemination. Brig (Retd) Iftikhar Arshad termed the seminar as a singular milestone focused towards enhancement of knowledge, skills and expertise of the teachers. He said that knowledge without wisdom could be destructive as it may lead to annihilation. He cautioned that knowledge should not be mistaken for wisdom adding that while knowledge helps to make a living, wisdom helps to make a life. Brig. Iftikhar said that refinement of teaching skills was a continuous process and must be pursued throughout the life for enhancing quality and knowledge based education. In the end, the chief guest gave away certificates to members of different panels who participated in the Seminar.