Creativity, ethics and transformation: key factors in a transdisciplinary application of systems methodology to resolving wicked problems in sustainability

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Show simple item record Palmer, JM Smith, T Willetts, JR Mitchell, CA
dc.contributor.editor Sheffield, J 2010-05-28T09:37:53Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Systemic Development: Local solutions in a global environment, 2009, 1, pp. 69 - 77
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9817032-7-5
dc.identifier.other B2 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sustainability is a wicked problem that requires a transdisciplinary approach. The deining characteristics of transdisciplinarity include collaborative, creative, higher order thinking which transcends discipline boundaries, the explicit contribution of an ethical or moral perspective to problem resolution, and the generation of new knowledge and new resolutions not available in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environments. These characteristics align well with theories on transformative learning and Wilbers theories on consciousness evolution. However we need ways to translate this thinking into practice. Soft systems methodology could provide this practical element, but does not necessarily emphasise transformative learning, or moral perspectives aligned with sustainability i.e. valuing of ecologically restorative, socially just, economically proitable resolutions. This paper explores how integration of a transformative learning process with soft systems methodology might provide a useful transdisciplinary approach to sustainability.
dc.publisher ISCE Publishing
dc.title Creativity, ethics and transformation: key factors in a transdisciplinary application of systems methodology to resolving wicked problems in sustainability
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Systemic Development: Local solutions in a global environment
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 69 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 77 en_US DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050205 Environmental Management
dc.personcode 010821
dc.personcode 020106
dc.personcode 996606
dc.personcode 104107
dc.percentage 100 en_US Environmental Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords transdisciplinary; systems methodology; wicked problems; sustainability; creativity;l ethics; transformation; en_US
dc.description.keywords transdisciplinary
dc.description.keywords systems methodology
dc.description.keywords wicked problems
dc.description.keywords sustainability
dc.description.keywords creativity
dc.description.keywords l ethics
dc.description.keywords transformation
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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