Calls for both practical and scholarly activities to be grounded more in actual evidence have become louder, especially in the last decade. Four domains in particular have embraced evidence-based thinking, resulting in the respective developments of evidence-based medicine, evidence-based management, evidence-based education and evidence-based policy. Despite the presumed benefits of drawing on different sources of evidence for decision-making in practice, whether in medicine, management, education or policy, this does not seem to prevail. Whilst one likely reason for this slow uptake could simply be down to practitioners not always having much time to consult the evidence-base in their day-to-day work, another reason might be that they are not aware of specific insights applicable to their domain of work or to practice in general.
This is where the workshop contributes:
Representatives from the four key domains engaged with evidence-based practice will share with the audience their latest insights and the consequences thereof for practice. Further, all speakers will discuss questions such as:
What do we have in common?
How can we learn from one another?
How can we combine insights from the four domains?
These will be discussed as part of a concluding panel.
Dr Celine Rojon, University of Edinburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org