A Design for Learning: Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Interdisciplinary Thinking and Transdisciplinary Problem-solving

By J. Fiona Peterson.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Insights are presented on the design of a learning environment for a graduate program that develops 'Mode 2' knowledge capabilities, including transdisciplinary problem-solving.

Keywords: Online Learning, Mode 2 Knowledge, Transdisciplinary Problem-solving, Community of Practice, Knowledge Network

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 12, pp.123-130. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 926.543KB).

Dr. J. Fiona Peterson

Fiona Peterson is Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University. Her field is organisational communication and she is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, with positions on the Asia Pacific Region Council; Research Foundation Think Tank; and Research Committee. She is a judge of the Asia Pacific Gold Quill Awards for professional communication excellence. With 30 years' experience as an educator, Fiona is Chair of her School's Teaching & Learning Committee. Her research interests include global relationship management, knowledge networks and strategic communication. Her thesis is titled: "Technologically Speaking ... Creating a Strategic Knowledge Network and the new 'Network Advantage' for Global Education." This model can be applied or adapted in educational, professional and business environments, for learning and strategic outcomes of new knowledge, new practice, influence, innovation and competitiveness. The pedagogy of the graduate program she created and leads includes 'Mode 2' knowledge production and management. Fiona has facilitated many online collaborative industry-based projects for graduate students. Examples are the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington; World Bank, Washington; International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg; Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Kuala Lumpur; Telstra, Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles; Mercer, Melbourne and Sydney; XBRL, Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney; and Shell, Melbourne and The Hague.

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