The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research [NOOK Book]

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In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural eco-systems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides generating inclusivity which embraces academia, civil society and policy-makers in the public and private sectors, transdisciplinarity allows for the appreciation of ...
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The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

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Overview

In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural eco-systems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides generating inclusivity which embraces academia, civil society and policy-makers in the public and private sectors, transdisciplinarity allows for the appreciation of phenomena from a multiplicity of angles, and affords societies creative ways of seeking solutions to challenges that may appear intractable. Critically, because of the heterogeneity of sources, including community knowledge systems, transdisciplinarity is better able to unearth the richness of humanity's knowledge without a constraining and condescending rigidity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781920655358
  • Publisher: Real African Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 266
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Hester du Plessis is a Senior Research Specialist: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA) Unit, Pretoria. She is a Fellow of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), South Africa. Dr Leonard Martin is the Head of the Humanity Faculty at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), South Africa. Jeffrey Sehume is a Senior Researcher at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA).
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