What I Thought Knowledge Mobilization Would Look Like 5 Years Ago

At the 1st Annual Knowledge Mobilization Forum I looked into my crystal ball and predicted what the field would look like in five years. Now, five years later, it’s time to check in and see if my predictions bore any similarity to reality. At the first Knowledge Mobilization Forum held in Ottawa in 2012, I […]

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Online Recruitment for Research Study on Knowledge Mobilization

Monica Batac, a graduate student, at Ryerson University is recruiting participants for a Q-study to assess priority competencies and skills for knowledge mobilization. Ryerson University’s Research Ethics Board has approved this study. Diverse participants from academic and non-academic organizations are invited to complete the survey. Potential participants include knowledge mobilization researchers, knowledge brokers, intermediaries, and […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Summer Institute, August 17-19, 2015

What is the KMb Summer Institute? Three days of learning and skill development in the field of knowledge mobilization.  Hands-on workshops and networking with professionals will provide a unique opportunity for early career  KMb individuals to develop a solid foundation of understanding of the key principles of KMb, collaboration, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation. Who should […]

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Jargon / Jargon

We are drowning in jargon and we lack clarity on definitions. Three days in Vancouver (Social Innovation Exchange), three days in Saskatoon (Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum) and two days in Lowell, Mass (Desphande Symposium – campus enterprise) brings a focus not on definition but on the operational uses of our diverse terms. On se noie […]

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To Know is Not Enough: Research Knowledge and Its Use

Levin, B. (2013). To know is not enough: Research knowledge and its use. Review of Education, 1(1), 2-31. DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3001 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rev3.3001/pdf Abstract This paper is about the relationship between research, policy and practice in education. It outlines reasons for the increased interest in research and its impact and describe some of the difficulties in studying this […]

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