How We Know: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Knowledge and Language  Friday, October 12, 2007.

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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Constance Elizabeth Kampf - Lecturer

  • Department of Language and Business Communication
ABOUT THE SEMINAR: Knowledge is not discovered; it is made, and in
the making, values govern participation. Subsequent documentation of
knowledge reflects both the values and the cultural features of the
environment in which it was produced. Investigating the complex
relationship between participation in knowledge-making and its
reification through texts provides a window into how culture and
values play out in everyday practices. Given that even scientific
facts are constructed and evaluated through these cultural lenses, the
language by which facts are presented provides insight as a
reification of cultural values as well as persuasive strategies. This
panel will explore how language is used by researchers, teachers, and
others to persuade people to assign value to scientific knowledge
within cultural contexts. Participants will explore this social
process of assigning value from various theoretical perspectives,
including those of technical communication, knowledge communication,
rhetorical studies, knowledge management, cultural studies, discourse
analysis, psychology, and new media studies. The discussion will be
open to all who attend.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Panel Moderator: Dr. Anthony Paré, Director, CSTW

Dr. Bernadette Longo is an associate professor in the Department of
Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is co-editor
of the collection Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and
Cultural Studies published by SUNY Press in 2006.

Dr. Robert Bracewell is a professor in the Department of Educational
and Counselling Psychology. His research focuses on how groups
coordinate joint tasks through their discourse.

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir is an assistant professor in the School of
Information Studies at McGill University. She is the author of
Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, published in 2005 by
Elsevier: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Dr. Marianne Grove-Ditlevsen is an associate professor in the
Institute of Language and Business Communication and co-founder of the
Knowledge Communication Research Group at the Aarhus School of
Business in Denmark.

Dr. Constance Kampf is an assistant professor in the Institute of
Language and Business Communication and a member of the Knowledge
Communication Research Group at the Aarhus School of Business in
Denmark.

Dr. Peter Kastberg is an associate professor in the Institute of
Language and Business Communication and the co-founder and research
director of the research area Knowledge Communication at The Aarhus
School of Business, Denmark.

Dr. Pilippa Spoel is an associate professor of Rhetoric and
Communication Studies in Laurentian University's English Department
and Science Communication
Graduate Program. Her recent research focuses on Canadian midwifery
discourse and environmental risk communication.
Emneord: Knowledge Communication
12 Oct 2007

Event (Conference)

TitleHow We Know: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Knowledge and Language  Friday, October 12, 2007.
Date12/10/200712/10/2007
CityMontreal
CountryCanada

    Keywords

  • Knowledge Communication

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