Tag Archive: Transdisciplinarity

Feb 15

Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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Sep 04

Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process

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In the February 2016 Edition of the Radical Designist, A Design Culture Journal (ThRAD) João Figueiredo, Nuno Correia, Inês Secca Ruivo and Jorge Lino Alves of Portugal wrote an article comparing design approaches. The article, Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process, is written succinctly offering little elaboration on technicalities of applying the …

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Jul 23

Citation for Research Approach toward Transdisciplinarity

Jay Berstein, anthropologist and librarian, describes trends involving transdisciplinarity in his article listed below. I appreciate the citation of my dissertation and acknowledgement of how I studied group use collaborative virtual environments. It is nice to see someone from the US outside of the Team Science community articulate their observations on how the phenomenon of transdisciplinarity affects inquiry. Transdisciplinarity: …

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Oct 02

Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society | Athayde | Revista Brasileira de Pós-…

Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society Source: ojs.rbpg.capes.gov.br Nice. The jungle not the retailer. Wonder who at UF is involved. Sounds perfect to model in an immersive environment.   Tweet This Post

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Apr 11

Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission?

Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission? The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn’t seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline…   Barbara Truman‘s insight: My dance has extended beyond the bounds of academia …

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Mar 12

Innovation Excellence | Are Innovators Better at Multi-dimensional Thinking?

Multi-Dimensional Thinking – The Key to Dynamic Innovation While I believe that innovation is a process that can and should be managed, I also believe that innovative people simply “are,” and that some people simply cannot (innovate), even if coached. Barbara Truman‘s insight: Fraser’s article makes the connection between innovation and transdisciplinarity and lacks only …

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Nov 02

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a new initiative on infectious diseases after a series of recent outbreaks in the EU, such as the Bluetongue (in Northern Europe in 2006), Schmallenberg (in 2011) and Q fever (in the…   Barbara …

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Oct 08

Transdisciplinarity: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities

TRANSDISCIPLINARITY: CHALLENGES, APPROACHES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CUSP OF HISTORY Barbara Truman‘s insight: Here is an open access report from the UK’s International Network for Transdisciplinary Research (INTR) led by Transtechnology Research, Plymouth University. Does not discuss CVEs, rather it seeks practical, pragmatic applications and pedagogy in support of transdisciplinarity. Call for radical change in institutions for operations …

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Jun 15

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation | Integral Leadership Review

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation Barbara Truman‘s insight: Concerns about dismissing the value of ciritcal thinking toward theoretical anemia. Recommendation to explore the work of Richard Bernstein re: pragmatism, critical theory and hermeneutics. Be like the French and play with ideas to become a pragmatic fallibilist capable of acting while constantly questioning one’s assumptions. …

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Jun 15

Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production

Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production A guest post from Laura Shepherd. Laura teaches international politics at the University of New South Wales. Her most recent book is Gender, Violence and Popular Culture: Telling Stories. Her resea…   Barbara Truman‘s insight: The challenge of disciplinary publishing and the conundrum of not challenging one’s disciplinary path. …

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