Projects: American-pragmatism

There are over 280 individual Connected Communities projects. Further information can be found below where you can access pages for each project. We have grouped the projects around themed clusters to help with navigation or use the text box to search for key words.

Bridging the gap between academic rigour and community relevance: Fresh insights from American pragmatism

Principal Investigator: Professor Mihaela Kelemen (Keele University)
2011

The project aims to exchange ideas across collaborating projects and their respective community partners about the type of knowledge that communities find useful. For example, is it the content/substance or the format/packaging of knowledge that matters most to them? Read more

Bridging the Gap between Academic Theory and Community Relevance: Fresh Insights from American Pragmatism

Principal Investigator: Professor Mihaela Kelemen, Keele University
From 2013 to 2014

‘Bridging the Gap’ focuses on what is considered ‘actionable’ knowledge by communities and what makes knowledge relevant, useful and/or practical at their end. The four AHRC projects involved in this collaborative grant application share the view that academic theories are not ends in themselves; rather that they must serve the needs of the communities studied. Read more