Working Group #2:
What makes transdisciplinarity
succeed or fail?
To further explore the conditions that make transdisciplinarity
Group #2 developed
Prof. McMichael’s distinction focusing on a specific quote:
science, the whole is not just
greater than qualitatively
integrates its longer evident
disciplines such that
The greatest attention was given to this thought of Prof. McMichael, which hinted at the “transformative properties” intrinsic in a transdisciplinary approach.
It is interesting L’transformation”,
to note Working
findings of Working Group
that, by making explicit reference to the notion of Group #2 upheld, through a fascinating integration, the #l. The latter was, at that very moment and behind closed
doors, trying to define the concept of “transdisciplinarity” issues.
by exploring complementary
In fact, the element of “transforming” praxis isolated by Working Group #1 is logically coincident with the “transformative properties” isolated by Working Group #2.
In both cases the active property of inducing a qualitative transformation.of the reality gets attributed to transdisciplinarity.
Furthermore, Working Group #2 stressed that, in a transdisciplinary project, the team
is supposed to work
in such a way that “people
“knowledge” - “become trans” .
should undergo a “transformative
and not only
In this light, Dr. Desmond Manderson proposed a new definition of transdisciplinarity,
constitutes a remarkable complement to the many others provided Group #1 :
a broad agreement upon
Working the need
Group #2 for “mutual
the key factors
to make of Prof. to trust”,
as well as the capacity to be “ready befearful of ignorance”, identifying transdisciplinary approach.
to feel all of
comfortable with uncertain@” them as crucial ingredients for
and “not to a successful