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Elevating Practice-Based Knowledge to Improve Prevention Programming

This paper by the Prevention Collaborative sets out why we believe that practitioner learning and everyday experiences in designing and implementing programmes form an important body of “practice-based knowledge” with significant potential to improve programming – ensuring programmes and approaches are adapted and optimised for the specific context and respond to the needs and realities of those they are intended to benefit.

The paper also sets out how we will seek to build on learning from organisations who have already contributed to documenting practitioner knowledge, collaborate with them and others to document, appraise and synthesise practice-based knowledge and support its application to prevent Violence Against Women and their Children (VAW/C).

Key issues this paper addresses

  • What is Practice-Based Knowledge?
  • Why is Practice-Based Knowledge not currently prioritised in the VAW/C prevention fields?
  • Why is Practice-Based Knowledge important for feminist-informed prevention work?
  • How will the Prevention Collaborative work to elevate Practice-Based Knowledge?
Date published
  • 2019
Author(s)
  • Devin Faris
  • Prashanthi Jayasekara
Published by The Prevention Collaborative
Region
Key quote "Practice-Based Knowledge comprises the cumulative knowledge and learning acquired by practitioners from designing and implementing diverse programmes in different contexts, including insights gained from observations, conversations, direct experiences and programme monitoring."