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Bridging Knowledge Culture: Rebalancing Power

Code: KDHE130
Apply this course towards: Knowledge Democracy in Higher Education

Course description

An introduction to the concept of knowledge cultures, the ways in which knowledge is created, validated, shared and acted upon in different settings. We will look at the differences found in the knowledge cultures of academia compared with diverse community contexts. This course is based on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada UNESCO Chair research project on Bridging Knowledge Cultures. The course is based on the Lepore, Hall and Tandon book on Bridging Knowledge Cultures.

Learning objectives

  • Share understandings about the concept of knowledge cultures
  • Distinguish between major academic knowledge cultures and diverse community knowledge cultures
  • Reflect on ways to bridge knowledge cultures within your own work

Certificate of Completion

This course can be taken either as a stand-alone learning opportunity or combined to receive a Knowledge Democracy in Higher Education Certificate of Completion. Each individual course in the series costs $150. However, learners committed to completing all five courses can take advantage of our discounted rate, which is applied to the final course in the series (KDHE150). Instead of paying $750 for all five modules, learners will pay $675.

If you have committed to completing all 5 courses in the Knowledge Democracy in Higher Education learning series and wish to receive a Certificate of Completion, you may register for KDHE150 at a discounted rate of $75. Please select the “Full Program” fee tab in the registration section below. 

If you wish to take this course as a stand-alone learning opportunity, the cost is $150. Please select the “Individual Course” fee tab below.

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).