Hubs of knowledge creation

Exploring the Potential for Knowledge Co-Generation Within the Post-Secondary Academy 
Universities’ attention to community engagement is raising interesting questions of how, and by whom, knowledge is most effectively created and disseminated. Through community service learning, for example, knowledge flowing from the university may be blended with localised knowledge to enhance its applicability. More transformative is when communities begin to move beyond the mere utilisation of university-based knowledge creation and dissemination to become creators of knowledge themselves.
This article was originally published in the November 2012 issue of the Interact Newsletter. Please see pages 3 - 4 to read the full article.
About the authors: 
Dr. Connie Nelson is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Lakehead University, Canada.  Dr. Mirella Stroink is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Lakehead University, Canada
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Dr. Connie Nelson