How to Identify and Measure Tacit Knowledge?

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victor torres
Teacher, Mexico

How to Identify and Measure Tacit Knowledge?

I want to evaluate the faculty tacit knowledge. Does anybody have empirical or practical knowledge about this subject? Thanks in advance.


christine Tuitoek

Measuring Tacit Knowledge is Difficult

Tacit means pure, tacit knowledge is the knowledge in the mind of an individual not seen nor touched but can be seen through actions. Tacit knowledge is the expertise that a person has. It is the intellectual knowledge which cannot be expressed in writing.

Jutta Jerlich
Manager, Switzerland

Identifying Tacit Knowledge

I am interested in the same question.
I found that asking peers of a person about what he or she is good at results in identifying knowledge that is not consciously valued by the person. You could say that it is tacit in the person you inquire about.
So I would propose interviews and then analyse the results to be able to measure.

Rosemarie Hoffmann

What is Tacit Knowledge

@christine Tuitoek:Tacit does not mean pure. it means knowledge that is not verbally expressed. Its things we take for granted.
For example, we all know that water has a cleaning function. You are not born with this knowledge, you grow up with it and you rarely question it. It's a knowledge, that has its own life beyond study and diplomas.
Tacit knowledge is directly derived from experience or observation. Everybody has some form of tacit knowledge. It means there are things you can learn from anybody, even from those who have never set a foot into a school.
When observation becomes more detailed, thanks to research and more refined instruments, when experience meets other experience, discoveries make tacit knowledge evolve.
In humanities, if one kind of tacit knowledge dominates unquestioned over all the others, it is truncated even if it has obtained a PhD. It can become a factor of social exclusion.
Why would you need to measure tacit knowledge? To make more consciously use of it, like in the situations mentioned by others.


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