Transdisciplinary collaboration

This book chapter, “Coping with Complex Real-World Problems: Strategies for Developing the Competency of Transdisciplinary Collaboration” (subscription required), advocates for the teaching of transdisciplinary collaboration.

Real world problems are complex and therefore between and beyond disciplines. To solve them requires expertise across several disciplines. This paper argues that we need to teach students transdisciplinary collaboration as a competency demanded in future work places. We describe two learning strategies, ”breadth-first” and ”Long Tail”, to help develop these competencies in graduate students.

It is in the book, Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society, IFIP TC 3 International Conference, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, volume 324.

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