Knowledge Networks

Welcome to Module 2 of the Rhodes University ‘Changing Practice’ short course. Once you have studied this module and done Assignment 2 you will understand more about how to broaden your understanding of the local issue you are exploring by drawing on other knowledge and knowledge networks.

Sections

A recap of module one

As activists we know of an injustice or inequality.  This is why we mobilise for certain priorities to be recognised in documents such as the National Water Resource strategy 2.  Our knowledge of the local context and people’s on the ground experiences of injustice is a real strength that we can draw on in our …

What are we going to explore in Module 2

As mentioned above, our first hand experience of injustice is our strength.  In Module one we learnt how to use this experience as a starting point for understanding our local context.  We broadened this first hand experience by observing and by collecting stories from local people and we started analysing what we observed and the …

Aims and learning outcomes of this module

Aim: Identify sources of knowledge that are relevant to the practices people are doing, then develop a knowledge network to help them extend their knowledge of these practices. The outcomes of course are to: - Identify the main issues and questions, from the assignment one - Identify what knowledge people have about their water management practice and where …

How to identify questions from your assignments

Assignment one was your first step to understanding the particular context of the people you work with. You did this by listening and recording people’s stories and observing the area. Now we are going to take your assignments and identify questions and issues that people have and also any suggestions they may have about how …

How to build your own knowledge network

The main thing that I learnt when I tried to do this with colleagues from Rhodes is that it is more efficient to start by accessing information through real people and professional networks rather than trying to search through lots of documents yourself. Often we do not know where to start looking and we can …