Experience over expertise [...]

danah boyd argues that the valuing of expertise of (lived) experience is behind some/many of the factors leading to/events happening because of the post-truth world.

I think there's something here in connection with organisations, management, "coal-face" workers, academia and the enterprise university. But the question of how it plays out in a university - full of supposed experts - would be interesting.

In the context of job applications this post defines expertise and experience. With expertise being a superset of experience. i.e. expertise arises from experience. The questions are

  1. How much experience certain experts have in certain contexts?
  2. How much do contextual characteristics lessen the value of expertise?
  3. What does expertise abstract away from context that is deemed important by practitioners?
  4. What is lost in that abstraction process? Is it important or not?

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