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

Knowledge You Have, Knowledge You Want & Knowledge You Need

I recently read a very interesting article by Stuart Firestein for Scientific American Online titled What Science Wants To Know Firestein’s approach is directed more at scientists and scholars – rightly pointing out that “what makes a scientisit is ignorance.”

Science isn’t just about providing answers and creating new knowledge – science is about the ongoing process of asking questions to gain more knowledge to ask more questions to gain more knowledge to ask more questions… Knowledge continues to evolve as an ongoing process.

On a more holistic level that is inclusive of everyone – this is Knowledge Mobilization (KMb), with everyone sharing the knowledge they have and continuing to ask questions with anyone they meet to constantly evolve knowledge for social beneift – and utltimately make the world a better place.

The pursuit of knowledge isn’t just about the knowledge you have – it’s also about the knowledge you want – and the knowledge you need to make the world a better place. Firestein’s reminder that science is more about the questions than the answers isn’t just something exclusive to scientists and scholars. Any followers of my Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) KMbeing blog know that I believe we can all take this approach.

It’s not only about sharing the knowledge you have, but also about being open to asking more and more questions to get the knowledge you want – and gain the knowledge we all need to make the world a better place.

2 responses to “Knowledge You Have, Knowledge You Want & Knowledge You Need

  1. researchimpact April 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

    As active partners in KMb we need to not only share our knowledge but acknowledge our ignorance (like the Sci Am blog) and be a receptor for someone else’s knowledge. How do we be active recipients of someone else’s knowledge(s) while also actively sharing our own?

  2. KMbeing April 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for your comment. Sharing knowledge does not mean only sharing our individual knowledge outwards with others, but also sharing knowledge by being open to the knowledge of others. It’s important for us to be open to other knowledge to add to our own, combine knowledge and create an atmosphere of potential knowledge growth as part of actively sharing our own.

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