Levels of immersion, tacit knowledge and expertise

Abstract
This paper elaborates on the link between different types and degrees of experience that can be gone through within a form of life or collectivity—the so-called levels of immersion—and the development of distinct types of tacit knowledge and expertise. The framework is then probed empirically and theoretically. In the first case, its ‘predictions’ are compared with the accounts of novices who have gone through different ‘learning opportunities’ during a pre-operational training programme for running a huge nickel industrial plant in Brazil. These are also analysed vis-à-vis the experience of an expert who has designed and experienced the outcomes of two pre-operational training sessions in the nickel industry before developing and managing the one discussed here. Theoretically, the framework is used to pinpoint exactly what interactional experts who have developed their expertise through linguistic socialisation alone are able to do as well as to analyse the case of technical connoisseurs. The results indicate that the proposed framework is useful. It supports the design and improvement of training programmes for the development of tacit knowledge while at the same time bringing about a refined analysis of claims concerning the abilities of types of experts and expertise
Keywords Training for tacit knowledge  Experience  Expertise  Practice  Tacit knowledge management
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11097-012-9257-z
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,208
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Rethinking Expertise.H. M. Collins & Robert Evans - 2007 - University of Chicago Press.
Interactional Expertise as a Third Kind of Knowledge.Harry Collins - 2004 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (2):125-143.
Tacit Knowledge Management.Rodrigo Ribeiro - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):337-366.
Primary Source Knowledge and Technical Decision-Making: Mbeki and the AZT Debate.Martin Weinel - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (4):748-760.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Clarifying Interactional and Contributory Expertise.Mads Goddiksen - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 47:111-117.
Remarks on Explicit Knowledge and Expertise Acquisition.Rodrigo Ribeiro - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):431-435.
The Role of Experience in Perception.Rodrigo Ribeiro - 2014 - Human Studies 37 (4):559-581.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Tacit Knowledge Management.Rodrigo Ribeiro - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):337-366.
Three Dimensions of Expertise.Harry Collins - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):253-273.
The Experience of the Tacit in Multi- and Interdisciplinary Collaboration.David A. Stone - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):289-308.
Authenticating Expertise.Jason Borenstein - 2002 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (1):85-102.
Linguistic Competence and Expertise.Mark Addis - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (2):327-336.
Interactional Expertise as a Third Kind of Knowledge.Harry Collins - 2004 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (2):125-143.
What is an Expert?Bruce D. Weinstein - 1993 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 14 (1).
The Possibility of Ethical Expertise.Bruce D. Weinstein - 1994 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (1):1-187.
Analysing Tacit Knowledge.Harry Collins - 2011 - Tradition and Discovery 38 (1):38-42.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-04-02

Total downloads

45 ( #114,898 of 2,164,289 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

5 ( #62,436 of 2,164,289 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums