Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters

Maguire, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8499-4051 (2018) Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters. In: Transdisciplinary theory practice and education: the art of collaborative research and collective learning. Fam, Dena, Neuhauser, Linda and Gibbs, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9773-3977, eds. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 103-115. ISBN 9783319937427, e-ISBN 9783319937434. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93743-4_8)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the adoption of a transdisciplinary approach to knowledge by a doctor of professional studies research programme at Middlesex University in London. This programme is designed for senior professionals in a range of sectors who wish to bring about change, of varying degrees of magnitude, in practices and attitudes in their contexts. Its research pedagogy combines professional and academic knowledge to meet challenges posed by the temporal limitations of rapidly shifting local and global contexts. It proposes that conceptualising practice, through a transdisciplinary lens, opens up significant possibilities for both articulating and navigating the complexities inherent in any cultural ecology and the positioning of the researcher in that context. This enhances the research process’s potency to influence attitudes, focus and impact including the concept of agential knowing in identifying and attending to what matters.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 29870
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a chapter published in Transdisciplinary theory practice and education: the art of collaborative research and collective learning. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93743-4_8
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 22:15
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2020 20:51
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29870

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