A unique feature in my World is that formal modelling has become increasingly divergent from the real-world problems of practice. This divergence creates a gap between professional knowledge and the demands of real world practice that should be tailored to the unique requirements of the client system (Schön 1991). Those of us as practitioners (in this I include myself) who choose to remain on the high ground have continued to use formal models for complex problems, quite oblivious to the troubles incurred whenever a serious attempt is made to implement them. We may become selectively inattentive to data that falls outside our categories. Such strategies carry a danger of misreading situations, or manipulating them to serve our interest in maintaining our confidence in our standard models and techniques. My own behaviour relating to this would have been to be to ‘fill in the gaps’ to preserve my credibility.
Therefore, it seems “right to say that our knowing is in our action” (Schön 1991). How do we connect to a practice framework that acknowledges that knowing-in-action is a work practice to be used as an ongoing unfolding and evolutionary process in knowledge generation? Do we have a process may involve cumulative incremental processes in informational terms, image updates us, as a process?

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