My supervisor believes that only common sense and experience matter when dealing with work issues. He is not one for theory or 'book learning', but has an intuitive knack for the craft and a great wisdom. I am just starting out studying my profession, but feel that I can't talk to him about what I am learning as his eyes glaze over when I start using industry and profession terminology (at all) or things he may be unfamiliar with. I am not sure if this is a workplace issue or a communication issue, but I know I am not alone in the 'theoretical knowledge vs. practical knowledge' issue-- in fact I believe that you need a balance of experience and theory, but my boss seems to scoff or put down ('did you read that in a book? this is how it works in the real world') anything outside of his realm of experience, at least when it comes to work. I am not sure if he is threatened or not.
My question being simply: how can I connect with him and let him know that theory and practical wisdom go hand in hand?
EDIT: The industry I am in is project management, and as far as I am aware I am using basic terms (like stakeholder, risk management, profit margin) in a standard way.