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ERIC Number: EJ1176416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
"We Learn by Doing": Teaching and Learning Knowledge Translation Skills at the Graduate Level
Breen, Andrea V.; Twigger, Kate; Duvieusart-Déry, Caroline; Boulé, Jessica; Borgo, Alessia; Ferandes, Reisha; Lychek, Mercerina; Ranby, Sarah; Scot, Christine; Whitehouse, Emma
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v9 n1 Article 7 April 2018
Knowledge Translation (KT) is increasingly a requirement for scholars and non-academics working in applied settings. However, few programs provide explicit training in KT. In this article we systematically explore our experiences as a multi-disciplinary group of course facilitators and students in a newly redeveloped graduate course in Evidence Based Practice and Knowledge Translation. The course was designed to emphasize hands on learning, collaboration and community engagement. We reflect on the challenges we faced and the skills, knowledge and opportunities that students gained as they developed and implemented community-based KT strategies relating to refugee resettlement, young carers, and consumer attitudes, behaviour and values around food purchasing decisions. We conclude by providing recommendations for instructors and institutions for implementing learning experiences in KT that are designed for real-world impact.
University of Western Ontario and Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Mills Memorial Library Room 504, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6, Canada. Tel: 905-525-9140; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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