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Webinar Title:Knowledge Mobilization & Adult Literacy - Tips & Tools for Research to Better Inform Literacy Policy & Practice
Webinar Date:Tue, 12/13/2011 - 13:00
This free, one hour session will provide an introduction and overview to knowledge mobilization, which is becoming increasingly prevalent at universities across Canada as a process to maximize the impact of research. This session will share the experiences of York University's Knowledge Mobilization Unit and its numerous interactions within the adult literacy field.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- What is Knowledge Mobilization;
- How is it supported at York University (especially in relation to adult literacy in Ontario); and
- What are strategies for literacy practitioners to utilize research to inform professional practice and public policy
There will also be time for questions at the end of the webinar.
Presenter Name(s):Michael Johnny
Michael Johnny is the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization for York University. Michael has an MA in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, having researched policy implications for Native literacy in Ontario. He has over 13 years of experience in educational research and development with specific skills in program development, strategic planning, program evaluation, stakeholder consultation, and policy development and analysis. He has experience working both in a university research environment and at the community level planning, implementing and evaluating social programs. Michael’s interests aside from mobilizing knowledge are golf, playing guitar and camping with his daughter.