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


One of the unfortunate contradictions of our time is that we have more knowledge and the ability to share our knowledge faster with greater numbers of people in the world than ever in our history – and yet we still have poverty, homelessness, climate change, hatred and war. These harms are referred to by social scientists as wicked problems.

It’s pretty amazing to think about the vast amount of knowledge that we have available to us to share with billions of people to make the world a better place than ever in the history of humanity.  Social media, for example, gives us huge amounts of knowledge – global knowledge to share, to share more quickly, to translate more easily – and yet, these social problems still exist.

We can communicate with people anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice, and we have almost instantaneous access to knowledge that…

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