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Being pragmatic: Examining the foundations of transdisciplinarity for global university challenges

When: Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
GCI, 5th Floor, University Corner
Start time:15:30


The Global Change Institute (GCI) will host a transdisciplinary seminar with Matthew Rich-Tolsma (Principal at RISE Beyond).

This seminar will explore some core philosophical perspectives on transdisciplinarity with reference to Boyer, Nicolescu, and Morin, as well as proponents of critical theory, and critical realism. Rich-Tolsma will pay attention to the pragmatic usefulness (and possible limitations) of transdisciplinarity with reference to the pragmatic perspectives of Mead, Dewey, Elias, and others exploring implications for research, pedagogy, and curriculum in the university.

Rich-Tolsma is also a Chief Learning Officer at TSL Partners.

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