Introduction to the Project

  • Paul GibbsEmail author
  • Alison Beavis
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


The book tries to frame the transdisciplinary enterprise as an educative process through which people recognise their own complexity, incoherence and potential to become. The contribution of transdisciplinarity to higher education, in particular, is significant. The book introduces through the first two chapters and a series of interviews with leading theorists and practitioners who embrace and embody transdisciplinarity in their practice (and perhaps practice and research) The first chapter explores the complexity of knowledge creation and recognition and the role of TD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Azerbaijan UniversityBakuAzerbaijan
  2. 2.Faculty of Transdisciplinary InnovationUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceUNSW SydneyKensingtonAustralia

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