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Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow (MESH): the building of a knowledge management system for research informed practice

Flynn, N. ORCID:, Mclean-Davies, L., Procter, R. and Younie, S. (2015) Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow (MESH): the building of a knowledge management system for research informed practice. Education Perspectives (The Bi Annual journal of the research and development branch, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka), 4 (1). pp. 4-22. ISSN 2279-1450

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In this invited article the authors present an evaluative report on the development of the MESHGuides project ( MESHGuides’ objective is to provide education with an international knowledge management system. MESHGuides were conceived as research summaries for supporting teachers’ in developing evidence-based practice. Their aim is to enhance teachers’ capacity to engage actively with research in their own classrooms. The original thinking for MESH arose from the work of UK-based academics Professor Marilyn Leask and Dr Sarah Younie in response to a desire, which has recently gathered momentum in the UK, for the development of a more research-informed teaching profession and for the establishment of an on-line platform to support evidence-based practice (DfE, 2015; Leask and Younie 2001; OECD 2009). The focus of this article is on how the MESHGuides project was conceived and structured, the technical systems supporting it and the practical reality for academics and teachers of composing and using MESHGuides. The project and the guides are in the early stages of development, and discussion indicates future possibilities for more global engagement with this knowledge management system.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)
ID Code:45565
Uncontrolled Keywords:Educational knowledge management system, research engagement, online publishing, evidence informed practice, professional development
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Publisher:Sri Lankan Ministry of Education

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