You sit in Barcelona and never know quite what to expect from the different workshops and presentations. A point I have already raised but it is worth reiterating especially when a demure woman takes the stage and delivers an amazingly interesting and well-documented presentation on trans-disciplinary, international and a highly relevant societal problem.
Welcome to Bridge (http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/projects/bridge)= Building Research & Innovation Deals for Green Economy.
Dr. Joan Farrer raises the pertinent points when it comes to creating and ensuring a learning community which encompasses the relevant knowledge topics and embraces all participants.
- a domain of knowledge that defines a set of issues
- a community of people who care about this domain
- the shared practice that they are developing to be effective in that
Points worth remembering.
In conclusion – cross disciplinary problem-based projects provide some interesting learnings to students and the institution:
- Returning to your own subject areas on a more sure footing (students become aware of what they know)
- Deepening understanding through discussion
- Enhanced sense of understanding of respective disciplines
- Engaging students through real world subjects
- Making better use of the learning environment
- Making best use of the resources of an educational institution
- Knowledge where to look or specialist expertise
- Making connections across disciplines