In this module, we explore knowledge mobilization (KMb): planning for KMb, integrating KMb effectively ethical considerations, and considerations around documentation and communication.

This module has been designed for all audiences.

How can knowledge gained through EL be integrated and mobilized?

Examples and Artifacts

How can knowledge mobilization be planned for?

Examples and Artifacts

Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is based on good planning. Because KMb is focused on getting information out into the world, it’s important to understand upfront what’s being generated and how it is to be used. Furthermore, since knowledge mobilization may be constrained in some EL opportunities, identifying any restrictions or limitations is also essential early on so that any knowledge mobilization can work within those constraints.

table Knowledge mobilization stakeholders
This table explores KMb needs and considerations for partners, students, and the institution.

table Limitations and restrictions
This document details some of the considerations around limitations and restrictions for KMb in EL.

list Domains of knowledge mobilization
Canada’s Tri-Agency, which is comprised of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), focuses on four domains for successful knowledge mobilization.

worksheets Domains of knowledge mobilization worksheets
Use the following downloadable documents to consider and plan for KMb for your EL activities.

What ethical considerations are there around knowledge mobilization and EL?

Examples and Artifacts

Although all EL may not be bound by legal and professional guidelines, recognizing the students may be privileged and might be doing work that engages with sensitive topics and people is also important. In these situations, it can be useful to identify ways that students can be prompted to treat these experience and the knowledge that comes from them with respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning and development worksheet

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