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

Is It Worth It To Share Knowledge?

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Is it worth it to share knowledge for social benefit if it doesn’t make the world a better place?

6 responses to “Is It Worth It To Share Knowledge?

  1. alihirji February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

    If knowledge is shared with the right audience, I’d argue there is benefit. The sharing is a bridge for dialogue and we need to build more of these. The sharing itself, philosophical, is making the world a better place.No?

    • KMbeing February 21, 2013 at 6:27 am

      Thanks for your comment. I agree that the context of sharing knowledge is important, and can create bridges for greater understanding. Can we not also share with others who may have knowledge that differs from our that may not necessarily be “the right audience” and still create benefit if by this knowledge sharing we build bridges to further knowledge? I appreciate your thoughts on this, and thanks for contributing to sharing knowledge to make the world a better place.

  2. Shawna February 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Generating knowledge should go beyond the initial purpose of inquiry by its author(s), it should be shared for further investigation, greater awareness, critical examination and debate, to spawn additional thinking and ideally (if done well) its inclusion and application in the field (however broadly defined).

    • KMbeing February 22, 2013 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Shawna for your comment. Knowledge without the action of sharing it, as you stated, either for further investigation or to create greater awareness, critical examination and debate, is useless knowledge. Taking action is key. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts and knowledge.

  3. Liz Weaver February 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Over the last 10 years Vibrant Communities Canada worked with 13 city partners in a pan-Canadian poverty reduction strategy. We created a community of practice with these partners and shared knowledge broadly. In 2012, we evaluated the impact of this knowledge sharing approach called Inspired Learning – http://vibrantcanada.ca/resource-library/comprehensive-community-change/inspired-learning-evaluation-vibrant-communities%E2%80%99-na. We found, through this evaluation, that the investment in knowledge sharing was worth it.

    • KMbeing February 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Glad to hear that this valuable approach to knowledge sharing created social benefit. It’s knowledge connections such as yours that continue to broaden our knowledge and provide opportunities for increasing our understanding of the possibilities for partnerships. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to comment.

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