KNAER SECRETARIAT REPORTS
The Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) is pleased to release its Phase I Final Report, which reviews the utility of KNAER during its first phase (2010-2014), and provides recommendations for a KNAER Phase II.
This Phase I Final Report provides:
- an overview of the purposes, mission, governance, and operation of the KNAER Phase I;
- an analysis of roles and activities of the Planning and Implementation Committee (PIC) during Phase I;
- a review of the work of the university partners during Phase I; and
- an analysis of the knowledge mobilization (KMb) strategies, successes and challenges of the 44 KNAER Phase I projects.
To inform recommendations for a KNAER Phase II, the report draws on the above analyses of the utility of KNAER during its first phase, and evidence gathered from:
- a review of relevant literature concerning KMb, research and practice connections and evidence informed practices;
- interviews with nine experts in these fields; and
- a series of four strategic planning sessions with Ontario educators and researchers as well as an online Twitter #KMbchat.
The report concludes with a proposed model for KNAER Phase II, which builds on, adapts, and advances the KNAER towards a "systems" approach to mobilizing knowledge within and across the Ontario education system.