The New Artisan and engineering know-how

Mears, Stephen R ORCID: and Goh, Steven ORCID: and Fergusson, Lee and Grollmann, Philipp and Gutschow, Katrin (2022) The New Artisan and engineering know-how. In: 22nd International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations: Preparing Organizations for New Digital Futures: New Rules of Engagement for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (2021), 15 Jan - 16 Jan 2022, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Artisanship and the traditionalist view to craftmanship it bestowed, held a strong place in history since the Middle Ages. Definitions and concepts alike, vary across histories and by historians. At the centre of the artisan’s existence was the nature of their work and the tools used to manufacture this work effort. In context to this interpretation, the vestige of ‘being artisan’ has much relevance today as it did then. In support, the purpose of this paper is to challenge the view of knowledge maker by providing a narrative inquiry into the written text, semiotic, pictorial and tacit complexities of engineering know-how. A written component and pictorial schematic supported by discourse analysis tools will be presented. To compare and contrast the traditional view of artisan, static images from The house books of the Nuremberg Twelve Brothers Foundations, will be critiqued in context to a written translated text entitled, 'The brain gets better through intensive use' (2013). A conceptual framework is developed, applying QDA Miner Lite coding together with annotating genre structure and discourse grammar to complement both the non-linguistic and linguistic orientation of the narrative. The inquiry provides a convincing argument for ‘skill application and use’, together with supporting the concept that ‘tools and methods’ themselves, become facilitators for engineering what might be called know-how. This interconnectedness supports knowledge sharing and learning for the new artisan. In doing so, it brings to the fore a pragmatism view to addressing complexity with underlying cognitive and bio-semiotic principles.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Engineering (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 05:20
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: new artisan; narrative inquiry; pictorial representation; engineering know-how; knowledge maker
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4799 Other language, communication and culture > 479999 Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401002 Engineering education
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130202 Languages and linguistics

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