Events Future Knowledge Mobilization for Deep Societal Transformations

November 22, 2022

Future Knowledge Mobilization for Deep Societal Transformations

Guide­lines for Knowl­edge Mobilization

The thought lead­er­ship paper Future Knowl­edge Mobi­liza­tion for Deep Soci­etal Trans­for­ma­tions”, authored by Ben­no Werlen, Joanne Kauff­man, and Karsten Gae­bler is avail­able for down­load now. The paper was pub­lished as part of a series on Knowl­edge Mobi­liza­tion, issued by the Cana­di­an Com­mis­sion for UNESCO and the Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties Research Coun­cil of Cana­da (SSHRC), who spon­sored the project. The series of sev­en thought lead­er­ship papers deliv­ered by UNESCO Chairs from Cana­da and world­wide address­es top­ics such as open edu­ca­tion, geo­graph­i­cal­ly embed­ded knowl­edge, or inter­cul­tur­al and inter­na­tion­al research with Indige­nous and rur­al peoples.

Guide­lines for Knowl­edge Mobi­liza­tion in a time of pro­found soci­etal change are addressed in the paper deliv­ered by the UNESCO-Chair on Glob­al Under­stand­ing for Sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Based upon a series of inter­views with experts in the field of trans­dis­ci­pli­nary sus­tain­abil­i­ty sci­ence and sci­ence pol­i­cy, the authors first describe over­ar­ch­ing trends that shape the envi­ron­ment of cur­rent Knowl­edge Mobi­liza­tion, such as the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion, de-/glob­al­iza­tion, or shift­ing rela­tion­ships between sci­ence and soci­ety. In the sec­ond part of the paper, they sug­gest dif­fer­ent strate­gies to make Knowl­edge Mobi­liza­tion more effec­tive, e.g., col­lab­o­ra­tion with local com­mu­ni­ties based upon a more par­tic­i­pa­to­ry cul­ture and epis­temic diver­si­ty, build­ing insti­tu­tion­al frame­works that reward bound­ary-cross­ing research, or the pro­mo­tion of real life” learn­ing approach­es in edu­ca­tion­al contexts.

The full brochure is avail­able here:
Eng­lish ver­sion PDF, 12 MB
French ver­sion PDF, 12 MB.