Ontario Ministry of Education, Research and Evaluation Strategy.
Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum g Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Julia Lalande & Linda Nicolson Ontario Ministry of Education
Purpose of Today’s Session y• Provide an overview of the ministry’s Research & Evaluation Strategy and show how KMb connects to it• Identify theoretical frameworks for ministry’s ministry s KMb approach• Showcase ministry s KMb activities ministry’s• Address & discuss some of the opportunities and challenges of doing KMb in government
Growing Integration of KMb g g• VOR Category: Knowledge Mobilization & Communication• Creation of “Knowledge Mobilization Analyst” A l t” positioniti• Ontario Education Research Symposium focusing on knowledge mobilization (2011)• Internal initiatives to increase knowledge g sharing
Knowledge Mobilization – What does it mean?“Knowledge mobilization is about “KM refers to the ways inensuring that all citizens benefit which well-validatedfrom publicly funded research. By bodies of knowledge aboutmoving research knowledge into education, resulting fromsociety, knowledge mobilizationincreases its intellectual, extensive empiricaleconomic,economic social and cultural enquiry, are connected to, q y, , impact ” (SSHRC) or influence, policy and practice in the educational“Knowledge Mobilization – (to) Knowledge system” (OERP) y ( )facilitate linkage and exchange Moving from ‘letting itto ensure dissemination and happen’ to ‘making itapplication of new knowledge” happen’ (Greenhalgh et al.; h ’(ONF, 2003, 24) Fixsen et al.)
KMb – Major Mechanisms ( j (Nutley et al., 2007) y , )Dissemination Circulating tailored research findings to target audiences g gInteraction Developing stronger links and collaborationsSocial Influence Relying on experts and peersFacilitation Enabling the use of researchIncentives & Reinforcement Developing ‘reinforcers’ to influence actions of researchers, practitioners & policy makers
Key KMb-Mechanisms in Government Enabling the Building Mobilizing use of stronger links broad research (research/ bodies of through policy/practice) knowledge tools/support externally Dissemination Facilitation Interaction Mobilizing Enabling the Building results use of stronger from research research internal through links research capacity internally building Identifying Sharing Research KM Internally – Research Priorities Internally Priorities with the Sector Knowledge Management/Sharing Building on Best EvidenceLalande, 2012
ERESB – What do we do? KNAER VOR OERP BEEs OERS Dissemination Facilitation Interaction Evidence MRCT Research Framework Knowledge in Brief RSSS * CoP PRCS Identifying Sharing Research Research Priorities Internally Priorities with the Sector Knowledge Management/Sharing Projects ListLalande, 2012
KMb in the Ontario Ministry of Education – Opportunities and ChallengesOpportunities & Preconditions Challenges & Barriers• SStrong commitment to evidence i id • L k of time ( assess and mobilize Lack f i (to d bili• Growing expertise within the research)ministry • Organizational structure and• Increased data holdings, quality and complexityintegration • Few incentives for knowledge• Ability to fund large-scale initiatives sharing• Existing networks and partnerships • Government communicationwith stakeholders ith t k h ld protocol t l• Growing interest in knowledge • Access to KMb channelsmobilization• Existing Research Strategy g gy Comments/Ideas?
For further information:www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/research http://www.knaer-recrae.ca/ Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Julia.Lalande@ontario.ca Linda.Nicolson@ontario.ca