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Pojetí tacitních znalostí v paradigmatu sjednoceného pole

Title in English The concept of tacit knowledge in the paradigm of a unified field

ŠÍP Radim ŠVEC Vlastimil

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pedagogická orientace
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords knowledge; tacit knowledge; paradigm of separated objects; paradigm of a unified field; action; dynamic structure
Description The aim of this theoretical study is to clear the concept of tacit knowledge. In the first part of the text, the authors show where the confusion comes from. If we take knowledge as a mental representation we will not, in fact, be able to inquire it. In the second part, an alternative, which has been alive for more than a hundred years, is detected in works on knowledge and knowing by scholars such as Dewey and Piaget. Then, in the third part, the authors depict the hesitation of specialists that could not abandon the old traditional understanding of knowledge (in the study connected with the “paradigm of separated objects”) and their need to across it. Thus they stay between the old and the new paradigm (the new one is in the text referred to as the “paradigm of a unified field”) and therefore, their theories are very often confusing and unusable in praxis. For better understanding of the two – traditional and alternative – paradigms, the authors offer a short introduction to both in the fourth and fifth parts. The study ends by the conclusion that if we are able to understand knowledge not as a representation, but as a dynamic structure of a unified field, we will be able to grasp tacit knowledge as a tacit dimension of the structure and thus we will be able to study it more properly.
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