Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters

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Maguire, K. 2018. Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters. in: Fam, D., Neuhauser, L. and Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary theory practice and education: the art of collaborative research and collective learning Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 103-115
Chapter titleTransdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters
AuthorsMaguire, K.
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.

LanguageEnglish
Page range103-115
Book titleTransdisciplinary theory practice and education: the art of collaborative research and collective learning
EditorsFam, D., Neuhauser, L. and Gibbs, P.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place of publicationSwitzerland
ISBN
Hardcover9783319937427
Electronic9783319937434
Publication dates
Online28 Aug 2018
Print31 Dec 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 May 2020
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93743-4_8
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