Transdisciplinarity as translation

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Maguire, K. 2015. Transdisciplinarity as translation. in: Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary Professional Learning and Practice Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 165-177
Chapter titleTransdisciplinarity as translation
AuthorsMaguire, K.
Abstract

An anthropologist‘s sense making perspective:
In doctoral level professional studies and work based learning, we are in a constant and intensified mode of ‘trans-lating’ across different realms of experience, domains of practice, epistemological paradigms, objects of knowledge, learning and relational styles, values and purpose. The intensification is propelled by survival in a globalised, post modern, technological world of multiple truths, multiple voices, limited resources and indeed limited time. This set of conditions has rekindled interest or rather an imperative to regenerate Thoth/Hermes, progenitor of hermeneutics and his outstanding skills in the art of trans-lation which negotiated across difference respecting all sides and holding them in communicative balance so that the ‘knowing’ on each side could be trans-formed by the ‘knowing’ of the other. If we are to avoid a paradigmatic colonialism that converts or dominates to arrive at homogeneity, we need to develop higher level skills in negotiating ‘between’ to co create knowledge and trans-form how we think and what we do to meet the challenges of the future. Trans- disciplinarity seeks to move forward in this way. This chapter looks at the role of trans-lation and at the leading edge thinking of contemporary translation studies to formulate a contribution to explicating and operationalising trans-disciplinarity to arrive at ‘metanoia’, another way of knowing.

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
Page range165-177
Book titleTransdisciplinary Professional Learning and Practice
EditorsGibbs, P.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place of publicationSwitzerland
ISBN
Hardcover9783319115894
Paperback9783319352091
Electronic9783319115900
Publication dates
Online07 Jan 2015
Print01 Jan 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Oct 2015
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11590-0_12
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