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Zen and the art of transdisciplinary postgraduate studies: Workshop Resources

Cynthia Mitchell
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
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This document is one of the outcomes resulting from a project focused on developing high quality outcomes and quality evaluation processes in transdisciplinary/ interdisciplinary research for use by students and supervisors. 

The project resulted in several outcomes that can be used together or independently including: a summary report; identification of quality criteria; a toolbox of ideas for practice. This resource provides workshop materials that can be used by supervisors or supervisor trainers (at any level) to develop improved understanding and practices in transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research supervision. A companion resource provides a PowerPoint presentation that can be used with the workshop material. 

This resource includes a number of Word files containing worksheets that can be printed for use. The files include: a Presenter’s outline, including timing and a running sheet, and expected learning outcomes; Discussion Guides/Worksheets for participants; and a Feedback and Evaluation Form. 

The workshop requires participants to have undertaken an hour of preparation with the two key outcome documents from the project, the quality criteria document and the ideas for good practice document. These documents therefore also need to be provided to participants prior to a workshop. The workshop template provides guidance on the questions and discussion points that engage participants with the outcomes documents as student supervision. It provides guidance for reflection, group discussions, and effective sharing of ideas. 

These materials are very usable and draw on the substantial outcomes of the project. The workshop facilitator needs to be effective at managing the workshop but does not need greater expertise than the other participants. It could be run as a joint professional development session. 

The workshop takes 3 hours. This is not an overlong time for supervision training. However, a considerable period at the start revisits the issues of transdisciplinary/ interdisciplinary research and participants spend 20 minutes working individually reflecting on the quality criteria developed in the project. If participants do make themselves familiar with the materials, they could complete the initial individual reflection (20 minutes) prior to the workshop, allowing more focus on shared discussion.

Leading Excellence – application of the Engaging Leadership Framework (ELF) to new higher education sites and contexts

Lorraine Bennett, Kay Hempsall
Monash University
Monash University

The Engaging Leadership Framework tool and artefacts were developed to support the effective leadership of change and to build leadership capacity in institutions. The report notes that the framework’s value was particularly evident when leadership projects were linked to active learning and the authentic issues of the participants. Artefacts include workshop activities, site case studies, journal notes and reflections, planning and evaluation templates, and ELF game prototypes.

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