Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

The Process Of Knowledge

The process of knowledge includes both informing and being informed – always participating in both.

2 responses to “The Process Of Knowledge

  1. David Phipps May 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Knowledge as a process and not a product? What then of mobilization as a process? It’s almost Mcluhan saying “the medium is the message”. The knowledge is the process?

    • KMbeing May 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Knowledge is BOTH a process and a product. Knowledge is never stagnant as each moment of life provides new stimuli and experiences that keep shaping us as individuals, societies and human beings. When this knowledge is shared or received from the multitude of knowledge connections around us it continues to be shaped. This is what is meant by knowledge as an ever-evolving process.

      This differs from the process of Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) which takes this ever-evolving knowledge and provides a vehicle for connecting to the overall vast and varied, ever-evolving knowledge itself. I’ve used the metaphor of KMb as a boat that travels on the body of water that is this ever-evolving knowledge to better understand the distinction between knowledge as process and KMb as process.

      Knowledge then becomes product when it is given value or benefit. In the case of KMb – using knowledge for the social benefit is what gives knowledge value as a product. It’s important to remember that not all knowledge is of value or benefit.

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