ERIC Number: ED288430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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The Tacit Dimension of Professional Knowledge from Higher Education to Profession. Studies of Higher Education and Research. 1987:5.
Rolf, Bertil; Danborg, Thomas
A "tacit" dimension of knowledge is being studied within the Swedish Research on Higher Education Program. This tacit dimension includes the practitioner's capacities for applying knowledge in practice, taking a personal stance, having a sense of history, and dealing with personal and moral problems. This kind of knowledge is assumedly unnoticed in course design, teaching and testing, and recruiting and promotion. Tacit knowledge is of particular interest in new professions such as technology, economy, computer science, and for various experts and administrators. The project will systematize the components of tacit knowledge with the aid of conceptual analysis; epistemology; and the demands from society and public debate, from employers, and from students, teachers, and administrators. Topics addressed in this newsletter issue are: the university and professionalization; research problems of investigating tacit knowledge; scientific versus traditional knowledge; obstacles against cultivating tacit knowledge; analyzing knowledge and practice; solving problems and "managing messes" in practice; acquiring knowledge; knowledge maintenance, distribution, and coordination; professional knowledge of organizations; the relation of the professional to others; and moral reasoning and action. (SW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Knowledge Level, Moral Values, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Professional Personnel, Staff Role, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm.