Knowledge creation dynamics is in transition in modern information-loaded society. We need to see a researcher's role in a new way: not only as a constructor of scientific facts but as a co-developer of practical tools. We analyse how co-development occurs between researchers and practitioners as a learning process in the context of a multi-actor application-orientated project. The co-development of a practical tool for supporting co-innovation in the public sector was organised as a learning journey. The chapter explicates the researchers' various methods for enhancing learning between actors and between practice contexts. The co-development unfolds as a temporary, fragile path through different artefacts in a knowledge creation process guided by the researchers. It may also be characterised as an interplay between local practice-specific and generalised knowledge, which enables retooling practitioners for their future.
|Title of host publication||Innovating in Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives and Experiences|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||978-3-319-43378-3, 978-3-319-43380-6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
Saari, E., Hasu, M., Honkaniemi, L., Kallio, K., Tuominen, T., & Lehtonen, M. (2016). Co-development and retooling as new roles for applied research. In Innovating in Practice: Perspectives and Experiences (pp. 463-486). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43380-6_20