Tacit and explicit knowledge
Today is when I really got to know the difference between tacit and explicit knowledge. I have to admit that during the lectutres, I never really made an effort to know what they mean and when reading, I sort of took what my classmates said it was. As I was reading today, I found myself asking the question what exactly is tacit or explicit knowledge and that is when after researching a bit, I discovered the difference. Suffice to say tacit knowledge is inexpressible easily while explicit knowledge is expressible and can be shared easily. However, contary to what the book said, I disagree with swimming or riding a bicycle being a good example of tacit knowledge. I think, rather, I know one can transfer the knowledge of riding a bicycle or swimming to another person. It can be shared. I do not understand why one would consider swimming a good example of tacit knowledge. Further research I need to do.
That said, I appreciate that there are different forms in which one can posses such knowledge and the vast ways of sharing makes it easy to disseminate information, especially with rise of ICT.