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Open Access The Healthy Balance Research Program: Theatre as a Means of Knowledge Translation Le programme de recherche sur un équilibre sain : le théâtre comme outil de traduction des connaissances

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Abstract:

The author examines the potential of theatre as a means of knowledge translation (KT). In the Healthy Balance Research Program, a community-university research alliance, the play served as a means of KT. Though the play was successful in meeting some of the program's KT objectives, aspects of the performance can be reimagined in order to maximize the KT potential of theatre.

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L'auteure se penche sur les possibilités qu'offre le théâtre comme outil de traduction des connaissances (TC). Dans le cadre du programme de recherche sur un équilibre sain, une initiative conjointe menée par des interlocuteurs communautaires et universitaires, une pièce de théâtre intitulée Balancing Act [Question d'équilibre] a servi d'outil de TC. Bien que cette pièce ait donné d'excellents résultats quant à l'atteinte de certains objectifs du programme liés à la TC, certains aspects du spectacle peuvent être revisités en vue de maximiser les possibilités qu'offre le théâtre en matière de TC.

Keywords: HEALTHY BALANCE RESEARCH PROGRAM; KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION; RESEARCH; THEATRE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-06-01

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