Week 7--Tacit Understanding
Welcome to the third portion of our class on "Storytelling as Inquiry." Our topic for the next few weeks is the brain of the storyteller: What's in it? How's it work? How does its working influence how we work--how we intuit and write and revise our stories?
Our initial readings in this topic, for Thursday, include selections from Polanyi's The Tacit Dimension, and from Lakoff & Johnson's Philosophy in the Flesh.
So, for starters, and in response to the claims of these texts: What experiences of tacit understanding have you had? What sorts have you seen others using? What tacit knowledge did you come in here possessing? What do you know that you cannot tell? (And? so? How are you going to tell it?)