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Practice-Research Engagement for Development (L. David Brown)
Practice-Research Engagement for Development (L. David Brown)
Practice-Research Engagement for Development (L. David Brown)
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Practice-Research Engagement for Development (L. David Brown)

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Presentation at the Plenary Session "Improving the dialogue between higher education institutions and society – how higher education supports human and social development through civic engagement" …

Presentation at the Plenary Session "Improving the dialogue between higher education institutions and society – how higher education supports human and social development through civic engagement" within the 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education organized by GUNI (http://www.guni-rmies.net) in March-April 2008.

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  • 1. Practice-Research Engagement for Development L. David Brown Improving HE-Society Dialogue April 2008
  • 2. Practice-Research Engagement
    • PRE: Practitioners and researchers engage to build new knowledge and innovative solutions for social problems
    Source: D.E. Stokes, Pasteur’s Quadrant , Washington: Brookings, 1997 Pure applied research (Edison) Low Basic Research Use-inspired basic research (Pasteur) Pure basic research (Bohr) High Basic Research High Use Concern Low Use Concern
  • 3. Emerging Patterns and PRE
    • Globalization of social problems
    • Expanding concepts of university roles
      • Interest in human and social development
      • Accountability to many stakeholders
    • Demand for practice-relevant research
      • From government and business
      • From marginalized groups
    • Demand for continuing education
  • 4. Promising Developments
    • Innovations in substance and method
      • “Citizenship” as substantive field
      • Integration & implementation sciences
      • Rise of “action research” as method
    • University organization and programs
      • Executive and leadership development programs
      • University-practitioner partnerships
      • Transnational university networks for problem-centered research, education and action
  • 5. Implications for HE Institutions
    • Commit to broader roles in human and social development
    • Encourage PRE on selected problems
    • Foster emerging HSD fields and methods
    • Create multi-constituency centers/programs for research and action on critical issues
    • Build transnational networks for joint learning, action and voice

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