The Language of Knowledge Generation in Practice

  • Kevin J. Flint


Over the past two decades across a number of sectors of the economy, there has been an increased interest in attempting to understand the mediation of ‘tacit knowledge’ in the development of professional expertise. Technically, there is very little account taken of the phenomenological ontology of Dasein (human being) at the workplace, which is essentially temporal, even though we are each conscious of such ontology.

The approach here is based on a phenomenological and deconstructive study of two small-scale comparative cases of the mediation of tacit knowledge in the development of professional expertise in higher and secondary forms of education. Deconstruction will serve to illuminate differences between what is observed in work-based practice and the complex unfolding of temporality constituting each individual.

Reflexively, in taking account of the phenomenology of Dasein at the workplace, the study will seek to uncover the possibilities for both human beings, and indeed tacit knowledge, in being rendered as objects of technology within particular forms of apparatus found at places of work. In this way of thinking, this chapter will seek to open hospitality to relational basis of being-in-the-world as grounds for the development of practice and professional expertise.


Knowledge Economy Social Housing Knowledge Claim Modern Education Pedagogised Discourse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reader in EducationNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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