tacit knowledge

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tacit knowledge

any knowledge which the SOCIAL ACTOR possesses but may not be able to articulate, which enables him or her to perform competently within a general or specific social context.
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Put another way, technical rationality makes practitioners overlook the experimental dimension inherent in the reciprocal interaction between the behavioral world and their tacit knowing, theories, values, and assumptions, and the existential orientation that is required for on-the-spot reflection and experimentation, and learning from 'what is going on right here, right now'.
Picking up on the work of Polanyi and others, Thomas and Brown note that tacit knowing is the kind of knowing that builds from constantly changing experiences.
Due to the dynamic character of tacit knowing (Polanyi 1962), the perspective of tacit knowledge is conceptualized as tacit knowing.
Exploring the dichotomies within the tacit knowledge literature: Towards a process of tacit knowing in organisations', Journal of Knowledge Management, 11(2): 43-59.
I recall that, long before I encountered Polanyi's concept of tacit knowing, I was aware of its functioning in my own experience.
Nonaka emphasized tacit knowing as the origin of human knowledge.
Their emphasis on tacit knowing as the origin of human knowledge directs our attention to the social and interactive nature of learning.
Especially important here is his discussion of scientific authority, an authority grounded in personal responsibility based on faith; as Wayne Booth pointed out a quarter-century ago, the whole structure will disintegrate if scientists lose their ability to trust tacit knowing if they come to insist on exhaustively formalized procedures for all their practices.
Polanyi (1966) refers to the connection as the basic structure of tacit knowing.
He elaborated a post-positivist theory of science which focused on perception and tacit knowing that proves useful if applied to solving the problems of representation.
178), in his discussion of how novels teach, referred to this tacit knowing gained from literature as a "pre-critical" response, a knowing "that is more like a living.
Polanyi's notion of tacit knowing and Newman's illative sense contribute to Dulles's appreciation of the surplus character of symbolic mediation.