Track 3 – Competencies for Transitions

Foster the ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries

Society is facing unprecedented social, economic and political challenges. In response to these challenges, knowledge institutes increasingly emphasize the importance of inter- and transdisciplinary education, training and research. Overall, the ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries is essential for fostering holistic and integrated approaches to problem-solving. By fostering transdisciplinary skills and perspectives, we can empower ourselves and others to navigate complexity, foster innovation, and contribute to more sustainable and equitable futures.

We invite you to join us!

In this track the Centre for Unusual Collaborations (CUCo) and the EWUU Education Programme invite you to join a learning-by-doing journey focused on skills for transitions.

Here’s a little teaser of what you can expect in this track:

About the Centre for Unusual Collaborations

At the Centre for Unusual Collaborations we bring together, equip and support early and mid-career academics with resources and capacities for working in unusual transdisciplinary research projects to facilitate unusual ideas, outcomes and new perspectives to face the pressing challenges of this age. 

About the EWUU Education Programme

The EWUU Education Programme develops and studies innovative educational concepts for all learners: students, teachers and professionals in a diverse range of fields outside of the university. This education prioritizes interdisciplinary learning, involves external stakeholders for real-world application, and focus on learner growth to foster an entrepreneurial mindset.

Providing a space for co-learning and co-creating

Building on the experience of CUCo with supporting researchers in unusual interdisciplinary collaborations and of the EWUU Education group with engaging in transdisciplinary education, this track provides a space for co-learning and co-creating. Along the way, you’ll explore different perspectives, engage with past and future generations and practice collaborative and creative skills. The track has been carefully designed by CUCo and the EWUU education Programme and builds on the experience of both with designing effective learning environments for skills development.

Is this track for you?

This track is for you if: you are interested in experiencing and exploring what you can do -in any(professional) role you take – to navigate transitions and support others in being a researcher, educator, student, practitioner or policy-maker.

Troughout this experience, you’ll embark on a journey where learning knows no bounds.  You’ll uncover new perspectives, innovative approaches and practical tools. You’ll be surrounded by a diverse community of like-minded individuals, each bringing their unique insights and experiences to the table.

Your journey facilitators:

Programme in detail

Time Programme
13.45 Grand Entrance
14.00 Next Step – Today’s complex challenges require us to cross boundaries and being able to understand different perspectives, between scientific disciplines and between science and society. The Centre for Unusual Collaborations and the EWUU Education Programme share their vision of how to contribute to foster transdisciplinary skills and perspectives, both in research and education.
14.15Warming up – practicing crossing boundaries
14.30What research shows us – Sensemaking, sensegiving, sensedemanding.
15.15Challenges of tomorrow – practicing competencies as needed for perspective taking and crossing boundaries.
16.00Creative Poetry
16.15Personal take-away
Skills development – what does research show us.
What did we experience in this learning-by-doing journey?