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ERIC Number: ED517718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-31
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Synthetic Report of Research and Development of Professional Knowledge Practices
Toiviainen, Hanna; Hoynalanmaa, Mikko; Lallimo, Jiri; Moen, Anne; Smordal, Ole; Morch, Anders; Toikka, Seppo
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This deliverable has been produced in the context of the Knowledge-Practice Laboratory (KP-Lab) project, which is aimed at facilitating innovative practices of working with knowledge in higher education, teacher training, and professional networks. This deliverable is a synopsis of the first experiences encountered during the first 6 months of the work in WP10. WP10 focused on tools and practices where elicitation, capturing and creating knowledge in different representational modes aims to making them available for problem solving and collaborative knowledge advancement in professional networks. During the first 6 months the emphasis of work has been on the state-of-the-art research, organizing and negotiating the empirical cases with professional organizations and on the coevolutionary process of defining the requirements of KP-Lab tools and practices. State-of-the-art research has concentrated on how the knowledge practices in professional networks have been approached in the literature, what are the major findings, i.e., what themes and perspectives are promising, problematic or absent. In WP 10 we have started to refine the research approaches as there were no ready made approaches available to us. Drawing on previous experiences we will continue to elaborate and develop Change Laboratory[R] approach and Participatory Change Process approach. To do so, we have negotiated access to and secured collaboration with several empirical partners. The cases allow for exploring current tools and practices--embrace complexity, and engage domain experts--from health care, software company, global forest industry consulting. Lastly, our work has led to some initial requirements of the KP-Lab tools and practices and support for capturing, eliciting, reusing and suggesting new tools and practices. (Contains 1 figure.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union