Session Title: Collaborative knowledge creation in a climate of change
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts of Education
Session Type: Quick Talk
When: Thursday 19th November 2020, 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
Abstract: The rapidly evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the importance of timely and evidence-based knowledge to support individuals and practitioners responding to complex and changing situations. This presentation explores how two Charles Sturt academics were able to draw quickly on existing expertise and established networks to develop and disseminate a webinar and collaborative practice resource that challenged ageist discourses and equipped practitioners with ideas to respond to the risks and challenges of social isolation on older adults during times of social distancing. Reaching over 900 participants, this successful educational innovation highlights the potential for individuals and organisations to respond rapidly to crises when they are able to activate their knowledge, resources, skills and networks.