Title: Culture and wisdom: tacit knowledge as a way of learning in higher education

Authors: Lucija Mulej, Nada Trunk Sirca

Addresses: Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy, of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. ' Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Soncna pot 20, 6320 Portoroz, Slovenia

Abstract: When we talk about Higher Education (HE), we usually think of standardisation and structure, which are encompassed in the term accreditation of programmes and ways of educating and being educated. Contemporary developments in HE are taking place in the wider context of globalisation. Globalisation is not only a term that addresses unity and homogeneity, but more precisely, different patterns of culture, cultural transmission, generational ambiguities, and multicultural expressions. Since management in HE is not solely management of understanding the process of teaching and learning, but mostly understanding the ability to learn from diversities, we focus on the question of culture, cultural transition and patterns of culture, and gaps in meaning.

Keywords: higher education; universities; competences; learning; innovation; tacit knowledge; gaps of meaning; internationalisation; globalisation; intercultural dialogues; culture; wisdom; standardisation; programme accreditation; unity; homogeneity; cultural patterns; cultural transmission; generational ambiguities; multicultural expressions; multiculturalism; cultural transition; management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.031951

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.7 No.3, pp.345 - 358

Published online: 03 Mar 2010 *

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