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dc.contributor.author de Eyto, Adam
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Annmarie
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Muireann
dc.contributor.author Hassett, Grainne
dc.contributor.author Flynn, Morgan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-16T08:53:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-16T08:53:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation de Eyto, A, Ryan, A ,Mc Mahon, M ,Hassett,G, Flynn (2015) Health Futures Lab -Transdisciplinary development of T shaped professionals through wicked problem challenges 8th EESD (Engineering Education for Sustainable Development) UBC , Vancouver , Canada, en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4493
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract It is clear that significant differences in approach and enquiry are apparent between the established disciplines of Design, Engineering, Business and Health Sciences. The attempt to tackle Wicked Problems (Rittel and Webber 1973) has become a challenge for universities and policy makers throughout the world yet we are only beginning to appreciate the impact that transdisciplinary collaboration can have. This paper outlines a case study in transdisciplinary education which sought to contextualise and address some of the wicked problems surrounding the health and wellbeing of the people in an urban environment, using Limerick city, Ireland as a test bed. The Health Futures Lab was a pilot initiative that brought recently graduate students from Interactive Media, Engineering, Product Design, Architecture, Economics, Marketing and Health Sciences together with a view to applying their professional skills and competencies in a transdisciplinary manner. The lab ran for a six week period in the summer of 2014 and was situated in the heart of the city with facilitation and expert mentoring from university faculty, community advocates and a wide variety of community stakeholders. This case study examines the benefits and challenges of transdisciplinary labs as a method for addressing complex social problems and provides an example of how graduates can use their specialist knowledge while at the same time collaborating across disciplines for maximum effect.     Rittel, H. W., and Webber, M. M., 1973. Dilemmas in a general theory of planning. Policy Sciences, 4 (2), 155-169. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 7th EESD (Engineering Education for Sustainable Development) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 7th EESD (Engineering Education for Sustainable Development) Conference;
dc.relation.uri http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca/
dc.subject wicked problems en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject futures en_US
dc.subject transdisciplinary en_US
dc.title Health Futures Lab -Transdisciplinary development of T shaped professionals through wicked problem challenges en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-04-22T16:36:10Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status non peer-reviewed


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