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ERIC Number: EJ910455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
Partnerships for Knowledge Building: An Emerging Model
Laferriere, Therese; Montane, Mireia; Gros, Begona; Alvarez, Isabel; Bernaus, Merce; Breuleux, Alain; Allaire, Stephane; Hamel, Christine; Lamon, Mary
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v36 n1 Fall 2010
Knowledge Building is approached in this study from an organizational perspective, with a focus on the nature of school-university-government partnerships to support research-based educational innovation. The paper starts with an overview of what is known about effective partnerships and elaborates a conceptual framework for Knowledge Building partnerships based on a review of literature and two case studies of school-university-government partnerships. In one case, a Ministry of Education wanted to bring more vitality into schools of small remote villages, and in the other case another Ministry of Education wanted to renew its school-based international cooperation profile. Emerging from this work is a three-component model for going to scale with Knowledge Building partnerships: Knowledge Building as a shared vision; symmetric knowledge advancement; and multi-level, research-based innovation. Characteristics of, and conditions for, effective partnerships for Knowledge Building are elaborated, and an emerging model is developed to help communities establish effective partnerships and contribute to this evolving model. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Spain