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A Visit to UofT by Brenda Dervin
THEME: Making sense of sense-making as a theoretical framework in practice.
11:00 – 12:30
Thurs. April 22
Building rm 205
Given sense-making/sensemaking by any other name: Dervin's sense-making and other forms of the beast.
Dr. Brenda Dervin will review the most visible discourse communities that have emerged with a focus on sense-making or sensemaking. She will then briefly review the philosophical premises that drive her Sense-Making Methodology and how her SMM journeys from meta-theoretical premises through methodology to method. She will provide brief "living" examples using audience volunteers.
About Brenda Dervin
Brenda Dervin is Full Professor of Communication and Joan N. Huber Fellow in Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and master's and doctoral degrees from Michigan State, all in communication. She holds an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of Helsinki. Her Sense-Making Methodology, in development for some 35 years, has been applied as approach to research, dialogue, and design in multiple fields -- e.g., library and information science, health communication, telecommunication policy, audience reception, participatory pedagogy, organizational communication, and media uses. She is past president and fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA) and one of few North Americans to serve on the board of the European-based International Association of Media and Communication Research. She has been recipient of research excellence awards from ICA and from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). She is also a fellow in the ASIST Special Interest Group focusing on information needs, seeking and use.
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Sponsoring departments: KMDI, U of T Libraries, Faculty of Information