“Educators in the Middle: Between Academia and the Field,” explored the questions of how to make academic research more relevant for practitioners and how best to bridge the gap between academia and practice. The way we use the policy cycle in step 3 is more about becoming aware that different groups in society are at different stages of the cycle. In particular, students need a concrete definition of the qualities that make a source relevant. In assessing a report of research, it is always helpful to be able to see clearly how the reported work builds upon previous work. What characterizes leaders who are members of minorities? Addressing the interaction between science and governance framework represent a challenging and necessary task to allow scientific insights can operate effectively in the complex decision-making context. I hope to contribute a blog article here on this topic soon. | Mato Grosso state University,Brazil Yet it depends on the kind of policy recommendation you are thinking of: they can address both questions of policy design but as well of policy implementation. These questions were addressed by four panel members who grapple with them in their day-to-day work. You can ensure that it does by reading extensively on your topic and identifying what hasn’t been investigated yet. They also discuss the tasks with us, but we are not necessarily the ones who know the right answers. The Mandel Platform is a forum that seeks to enrich the dialogue within the Mandel community and among the public at large through encounters with leading researchers, thinkers, policy-makers and practitioners. If a research study has no answers for the here and now, it’s not relevant. Policy-makers are under pressure and have to solve crises, so what interests them is whether research findings can be implemented or not,” said We want to live under policies that improve the world and not worsen it >>, Log In Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In our experience, the ten steps trigger reflection on one’s own research and allow for fruitful coproduction of knowledge in the project team on how to improve the societal relevance of projects. One way to find a relevant topic is to look at the recommendations for follow-up studies that are made in existing scientific articles. Then we ask the researchers to complete a concrete task, reflecting on their own project. This means that your research should fill a gap in the existing scientific knowledge. November 5, 2020: The blog is 5 years old today! This was the basis for my 2016 book, The Research Impact Handbook, but my most recent work based on this is a blog with Jenn Chubb that draws out key points for PhD students who want to have impact: http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/single-post/2017/02/08/5-ways-to-fast-track-the-impact-of-your-PhD. Dr. Ayman Agbaria, the head of the Mandel Scholars in Education at the Mandel Leadership Institute, in his concluding remarks. Please enable scripts and reload this page. We have expanded on each of these artistries and how they might be at work in a particular social context. Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev, Mandel Center for Leadership in the North, Fellows, Graduates and Staff Private Area, Mandel Programs for Leadership Development in the Haredi Community, Mandel Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture. Site Map | On the subject of context see also the terrific work done by Leandro Echt and Venesa Weyrauch, described briefly in their blog post : Going beyond ‘context matters’: a lens to bridge knowledge and policy These sessions discussed the relevancy of research findings and how these findings play out in a range of educational issues in Israel: educational-technological policy; attitudes to the “other” and the teaching of Jewish studies in schools; ethnicity and social class in schools; mapping and characterizing the voices of pupils in class debates; helping dyslexic adults learn to read; and the influence of research on overall policy design and practice. But, how can you make such impact happen? To see all blog posts from the partnership with the journal GAIA:  https://i2insights.org/tag/partner-gaia-journal/. If a research study has no answers for the here and now, it’s not relevant. How can I be sure that my research question will provide knowledge relevant for society? Your 10-step approach provides valuable lessons to increase the research impact on society. “This relation, a dangerous symbiosis between educational researchers and the Ministry of Education, has left us bereft of more critical researchers. My own work is focusing on how bio-physical scientists can improve impact by attending to some key variables in the socio-political context. Making academic research more relevant: A few suggestions Introduction. ​The recent Bimat ​Mandel (Mandel Platform) event, Online (DOI): https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.26.1.10 (open access). ecopanta@terra.com.br. Thanks for sharing your framework for helping researchers to be more systematic in their thinking about co-production of knowledge. Thanks for this Beni! and it is here where td research can still make valuable contributions!