Article

'I see a totally different picture now': an evaluation of knowledge exchange in childcare practice

Citation

Emond R, George C, McIntosh I & Punch S (2019) 'I see a totally different picture now': an evaluation of knowledge exchange in childcare practice. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 15 (1), pp. 67-83. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426417X15089137281991

Abstract
This article draws on a critical evaluation of a knowledge exchange (KE) project, Food for Thought, devised to promote and develop awareness of the use of food within children's residential and foster care services. From the 22 qualitative interviews conducted, reflections on the differing forms of knowledge incorporated into the design of the project and its outputs are discussed and the limitations of current thinking on 'knowledge exchange' are explored. Finally, links are made to how this reflective approach to practice operationalized and enlivened local and national food and care policies.

Keywords
partnership; knowledge exchange; applied research;

Journal
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice: Volume 15, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date01/02/2019
Publication date online21/11/2017
Date accepted by journal01/09/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25898
PublisherPolicy Press
ISSN1744-2648