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Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice and Education

The Art of Collaborative Research and Collective Learning

Editors: Fam, Dena, Neuhauser, Linda, Gibbs, Paul (Eds.)

  • An integrated, state-of-the art book where practice and theory merge in useful ways
  • Offers insights for practitioners and academics from a range of disciplinary homes and geographical locations
  • Has some of the world’s best known contributors on transdisciplinarity
  • Can be used as a comprehensive resource on trandisciplinarity
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About this book

This exciting new state-of-the art book reviews, explores and advocates ways in which collaborative research endeavours can, through a transdisciplinary lens, enhance student, academic and social experiences.  Drawing from a wide range of knowledges, contexts, geographical locations and internationally renowned expertise, the book provides a unique look into the world of transdisciplinary thinking, collaborative learning and action. In doing so, the book is action orientated, reflective, theoretical and intriguing and provides a place for all of these to meet and mingle in the spirit of curiosity and imagination.

About the authors

Dr Dena Fam is a system thinker and transdisciplinary collaborator at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. Over the last decade Dena has worked with industry, government and community actors to collaboratively manage, design, research and trial alternative water and sanitation systems with the aim of sustainably managing sewage and reducing its environmental impact on the water cycle. Her consulting/research experience over has spanned socio-cultural (learning for sustainability) institutional (policy analysis), technological aspects of environmental management. With experience in transdisciplinary project development, Dena has increasingly been involved in developing processes for teaching and learning in transdisciplinary programs and projects. In particular she has been involved in documenting and synthesizing processes/methods/techniques supporting the development of transdisciplinary educational programs and projects. Dena has led and co-led international transdisciplinary networking events, grants and projects including an Australian-funded teaching and learning grant.

Professor Linda Neuhauser is Clinical Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (California, USA) and is Visiting Professor at the Department of Social and Populations Sciences at Nanjing You-Dian University (Nanjing, China). She is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Health Research for Action center (HRA) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Her teaching, research and practice is focused on using participatory methods across disciplines and societal sectors to engage diverse groups to identify and solve problems. She and her center colleagues have used participatory and transdisciplinary methods co-create and test many kinds of health and social interventions in many countries worldwide. She has authored over 100 publications about participatory design, transdisciplinary research and action, and health interventions. 


Professor Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex.    He is a professor of the University, founder of the Centre for Education Research and Scholarship and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus.  He is currently completing three  books: Transdisciplinary happiness and contentment and  compassion all within the higher education context. He is also Series Editor of SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education and Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives for Springer Academic Press.  He writes the marketing of higher education. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction – The Art of Collaborative Research and Collective Learning: Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice and Education

    Gibbs, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Learning in Transdisciplinary Collaborations: A Conceptual Vocabulary

    Klein, Julie Thompson

    Pages 11-23

  • Practical and Scientific Foundations of Transdisciplinary Research and Action

    Neuhauser, Linda

    Pages 25-38

  • Transforming Transdisciplinarity: An Expansion of Strong Transdisciplinarity and Its Centrality in Enabling Effective Collaboration

    Ross, Katie (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • The Role of Pliability and Transversality Within Trans/Disciplinarity: Opening University Research and Learning to Planetary Health

    Prior, Jason (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93743-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93742-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice and Education
Book Subtitle
The Art of Collaborative Research and Collective Learning
Editors
  • Dena Fam
  • Linda Neuhauser
  • Paul Gibbs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93743-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93743-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93742-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 299
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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