In February 2015 I conducted two webinars for Sietar Europe on ‘Tacit knowledge, culture and informal learning’. Watch the recording above.
Tacit knowledge can be defined as implicit, non-conscious and unacknowledged knowledge. It is silently acquired through practice, socialization and habits. Routines are a form of this non-conscious knowledge, as are cultural values and norms. Tacit knowledge was formulated by philosopher Polyani. “We know more
This collection of Reflections on Intercultural Craftsmanship offers an insightful and sometimes entertainingly fresh perspective on intercultural effectiveness. The starting point is our own cultural logic, the set of assumptions that we unwittingly take with us throughout our lives, and the manner in which they influence our interaction with people from a different cultural background. It is about our brain, about our intuitive mind that quickly reacts from our own deeply-rooted norms and values, about the impact of bias and stereotyping, and of course, about the development of intercultural competences in order to become more interculturally effective.
At the General Assembly of the SIETAR Europa Congress held in Leuven, Belgium, I was elected as new board member, representing Sietar Netherlands. It’s an honour to operate in this international forum for exchange in order to enhance intercultural understanding worldwide.