This article explores the implication of integrating theory and practice to application of scholarship among educators. The application of knowledge, commonly termed service, is the third chord of the scholarly triad. Service is transforming what we know as a discipline into functionally tools that can affect and resolve societal problems. Application stretches beyond committee work and community projects, it integrates theory and practice. The practical application of theory enables scholars to respond positively to the needs of the community in which they live.
Duncan, R. R., & Higgins, M. A. (2000). The scholarship of application: The interaction of theory and practice. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 29(3), 244–249.