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We Learn When We Talk


A few days back I pointed to Nancy Dixon’s book Common Knowledge and her useful notion of tacit vs. explicit knowledge. Dr. Dixon’s recent post (Part II “We Know More Than We Can Say: How to Use Tacit Knowledge) over at Conversation Matters is worth a read if you are interested in how anyone ever gets at the depth and layers of experience of a seasoned colleague, for instance. Not surprisingly, face to face conversation with a person of deep experience transmits much more than the content of the words.


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Written by kirkistan

October 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

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