Mobilising Meaningful Connections between Evidence and Practice

Location Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University
Date 21 November 2019

Knowledge mobilisation is about connecting the work of researchers to decision makers to help inform public policy and professional practice. It’s more than just disseminating research in a one-way flow of information. It’s about engagement, end-user involvement and a focus on impact.

This event brought together experts in knowledge mobilisation to discuss what they’ve learnt, and examples of best practice. Our keynote address was delivered by Professor Jonathan Sharples on his work on knowledge mobilisation at the Education Endowment Foundation. He discussed what the EEF has learnt to date about how to mobilise evidence at scale, including how to embed evidence use in the wider education system and the role of practitioners in bringing evidence to life. He outlined the EEF’s recent work on implementation, which draws on a recent guidance report, Putting Evidence to Work – A School’s Guide to Implementation.

Jonathan then participated in a panel discussion with Cardiff University Social Science Research Park (SPARK) academics including:

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