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MICROCREDENTIAL

Transdisciplinary Learning for Change

Transdisciplinary thinking is the new frontier of learning – imaginative, collaborative, and responsive to unprecedented societal change. Now, more than ever, there is a need to work across and between our disciplines to explore how learning collectively can help us tackle the issues of our times and leverage new opportunities. Understand how to make a creative contribution to fuel innovation through this unique course.

About this microcredential

How might we create novel learning environments that enable people – potentially working as distributed teams – to thrive on diversity and tackle complex challenges? How can we design meaningful, engaging learning programs that empower people to work together, explore ideas and approaches from different fields and thereby generate new insights and possibilities for action?

Increasingly, tackling these educational challenges – where there isn’t a simple ‘one size fits all’ approach – requires designing professional learning that transcends disciplinary or professional boundaries.

This interactive, online microcredential introduces transdisciplinary practices that bring together perspectives and knowledge from different stakeholders, professional fields and disciplines. This approach supports the creation of impactful, collaborative learning environments which inspire participants to innovate and address complex societal challenges.

Participants will explore a range of seminal ideas about transdisciplinary learning and change, to help recognise learning as it occurs in these diverse educational or professional learning settings and identify what enables these learning communities to thrive.

You will also be supported to develop and use models of transdisciplinary learning with sensitivity and creativity in your professional practice, whilst you explore catalysts for change.

Key benefits of this microcredential

Designed by global leaders in transdisciplinary education from the TD School (home of the multi-award-winning Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation), this practice-based microcredential supports participants to trial ideas, methods, techniques and strategies within their own professional setting or other situation.

By going beyond project-based learning and immersing you in the latest thinking and approaches in transdisciplinary learning, you will develop highly sought-after knowledge and skills applicable across a wide range of educational, learning and development contexts.

If you’re passionate about creating innovative learning experiences that foster real and meaningful outcomes, this course is designed to expand your professional toolkit and enhance your practices with the latest in transdisciplinary learning approaches.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject Transdisciplinary Learning for Change (94750) in the Graduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Learning and Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation.

This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.  

Who should do this microcredential?

Participants who would benefit from this microcredential come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including:

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Learning designers
  • Academics
  • Masters or PhD Students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Professional development leaders and organisational learning professionals
  • Professionals keen to expand the breadth of their own personal learning journeys.

Price

Full price: $1,400.00 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

Over five weeks, participants will engage in activities and experiences that interface with their professional settings or lives. You will be encouraged to explore and trial practices, perspectives, approaches and techniques imaginatively with work colleagues or people in your life, facilitating  diverse conversations and the potential for anticipated or emerging action.

Areas of exploration include:

  • Transdisciplinary learning concepts and approaches for tackling complex challenges
  • Multidisciplinary techniques for thinking and seeing differently
  • Learning as change and change as development
  • A contemporary view of generative learning
  • Collective learning environments to catalyse agency and change.

Please contact us at td.learning@uts.edu.au if you have any questions about the course content, delivery or requirements.

Course delivery

This course is designed to provide you with self-paced, creative, online experiences that engage you with key ideas and practices associated with transdisciplinary learning and change.

Participants will explore approaches, perspectives and knowledge from different fields and trial them in their professional practice or in other situations. The relevance and worth of these ideas will be tested, and participants will be tasked with generating transdisciplinary learning opportunities within their particular setting.

The learning and assessments are personalised to be directly related to participant’s practical on-the-job and day-to-day experiences. As part of the assessment process, participants are mentored individually, enabling them to expand their ideas in forward-looking and powerful ways. This microcredential will challenge you to be an agent of change.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, participants should be able to:

  • Explore, probe and communicate in ways that extend respresentation of ideas and perspectives
  • Trial a range of methods, approaches and frameworks from different fields of practice for gaining insights into collective learning situations
  • Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and examine ways to tackle them creatively.

Assessment

Participants will be assessed individually across the following two tasks during the course:

Task 1: Insights into challenges worth pursuing (weight: 30%)

A series of exercises enables participates to probe and reframe a challenge or opportunity of interest in their professional practice. You will describe and analyse insights and approaches that emerge from these exercises.

Task 2: Creative exploration of transdisciplinary learning and change (weight: 70%)

Participants trial transdisciplinary methods, frameworks, practices, and concepts throughout the modules of this microcredential as a case study of learning possibilities in their professional context or area of interest. These explorations are curated as a journal documenting future action and opportunities for change.

Participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.

Requirements

Mandatory

  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with reliable internet access.

Professional recognition

The learning outcomes of this microcredential align with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher career stages: 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 4.1.2, 6.2.2 and 6.2.3.

As a participating teacher in this microcredential, you engage in TD learning experiences and assessments that are designed:

  • To enhance teaching practice to generate positive change for learning progress and achievement,
  • To be job-embedded,
  • To provide opportunities for collaboration, application, and feedback on practice, and
  • Are research based.

These TD learning experiences, and associated assessments, enable you to collect documentary evidence that your practice meets the above-listed Standard Descriptorsand the criteria required to count as Elective PD.

Refer to the NESA website for the latest information about professional development requirements.

Discounts

Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • UTS alumni/students 10% discount with voucher code: TDIalumni 
  • UTS staff 10% discount 

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount voucher 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email support@utsopen.uts.edu.au with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

In-house training or group enrolments 

  • If you are interested in in-house training opportunities or enrolling five or more people within your organisation, please email td.learning@uts.edu.au

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