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

Everyone’s Knowledge Has A Part To Play

Sharing knowledge to make the world a better place doesn’t mean having to be “super” intelligent, knowing everything, only sharing with certain people – or only sharing to people and not learning from people.  Many of us are beginning to see that sharing knowledge is about making daily, multi-directional connections with all kinds of different people from all walks of life.

It’s easy for us to see that some people are meant to do some things, while others are not.  We all have differing abilities – and we live in a world of diversity. Music comes easy to some people, while others are really good at writing or sports or connecting with people. We all have our talents that hopefully we continue to develop.

There are differing belief systems and cultures. (I recently found a great website and online worksheet for those interested in a closer examination of these differences).  We live on a planet of diversity. Violence comes easy to some people, while others want to make the world a better, safer place for all.  We just have to believe in the ability and value of sharing and combining our diversity of knowledge to create greater understanding and acceptance for all humanity – and everyone’s knowledge has a part to play in this.

However, when it comes to knowledge, some seem to feel a sense of lack or inequality, a sense that they are never quite smart enough to share knowledge that can contribute to making the world a better place – or that their own knowledge has no value.

All knowledge has value if it is used to help and not harm.

We can all contribute to making the world a better place by sharing knowledge and developing deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity of individuals and knowledge that exists in this world. Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is all about making those multi-directional knowledge connections with others from a diversity of knowledge sources to combine knowledge to create new knowledge – and put it into active use for social benefit.

Sharing knowledge to make the world a better place means even sharing experiential knowledge from downtrodden lives that have seemed to have been given little chance to be valued as worthwhile. We don’t need to know everything and only learn from certain people.  We can share knowledge quite fully without being “super” intelligent.

When we avoid daily opportunities in our lives to share our own knowledge and create greater understanding in our diversity, we contribute to the knowledge gaps that divide and segregate us on this planet.  That space is what contributes to our fears, misunderstandings and hatred – and it contributes to our global ignorance.  It gives us a place to hide when we feel insecure about the value of our own knowledge – and if we don’t share our diversity of knowledge, we’re missing the chance to play a personal part in making the world a better place.

4 responses to “Everyone’s Knowledge Has A Part To Play

  1. creativerelation June 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Come check us out, we have similar views

    • KMbeing June 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks for comment and like of my blog. I love the idea of “sexy knowledge” to describe how important it is to change the view that knowledge is just something for academics or professionals. Glad we share similar views, and thanks for the link to your video.

      • creativerelation June 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        Thank you so much for viewing our video. Hopefully we can collaborate and let the masses know that being smart is the sexiest thing in the world

      • KMbeing June 25, 2012 at 5:07 am

        Everyone can be a knowledge mobilizer and make knowledge “sexy”!

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