Assisting in the transfer of knowledge resulting from research in education (RKCIR): which innovative support model?

In Québec, there has been extensive knowledge about education produced over the last three decades. Just in the area of concepts related to school success, a great deal of knowledge has been developed about the characteristics and elements to consider, and solutions, approaches and teaching methods that have proven to be more effective. In the area of school success alone, there have been nearly 45,000 scientific and professional publications in the last ten years (EBSCO). Given the large volumes of knowledge published on school success, Quebec’s graduation and drop-out rates provoke some serious questions. While these rates are due to multiple causes, they challenge how much the knowledge obtained from research involving education has been absorbed. There always appears to be a large time lag between knowledge generated and that actually used (Landry, Becheikh, Amara, Ziam, Idrissi and Castonguay, 2008; Lemire, Bigras and Eryasa, 2011), If researchers are part of actions focusing on the transfer of education research results, despite the existence of systems focused on their explanation and continuing education, transfer of that knowledge remains a persistent and complex problem. This project will explore an innovative guidance model that would assemble the central conditions resulting in an effective transfer.

 *Caroline Marion is directed in her project by Luc Prud’homme (doctoral director) and Marie-Hélène Guay ( co-director).

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