Entry Date:
September 7, 2023

Making Implicit Knowledge Explicit: Tacit Knowledge Transfer from Expert Glassblowing Instructors to Less-Experienced Students at the MIT Glass Lab

Principal Investigators Sanjay Sarma , Andres Felipe Salazar Gomez

Associated Departments, Labs & Centers

Project Start Date September 2023

Implicit knowledge is know-how that an expert is usually unable to verbalize, codify, or explicitly transfer to others. Salazar-Gomez and Sarma seek to understand representations of tacit knowledge using overt and covert attention signatures in a mentor/apprentice setting. This study will use scene point-of-view videos, eye tracking, and detailed instructions from glassblowing experts to naïve learners to create instructional resources that will be offered as novel instructional material.