University of Technology Sydney

81528 New Knowledge-making Lab

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UTS: Creative Intelligence and Innovation: Transdisciplinary Innovation
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 81514 Creativity and Complexity

Description

This subject serves to open up the exciting field of transdisciplinary research to practitioners. Students explore and design diverse creative discovery processes, revealing a wide range of research possibilities. They circle these possibilities and finally settle upon an intriguing topic that they may wish to pursue. Students work closely with their cohort to uncover, probe and reveal new ideas worth exploring in the Zeitgeist and in our disciplines to identify opportunities. They continually articulate the relevance and interconnectedness of their work as they locate their passions and inquiry within the complex dynamic of a learning collective.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Source and curate inspiring opportunities for inquiry
2. Apply ways of knowing and transdisciplinary research practices to generate diverse insights
3. Develop participatory practices of discovery within research clusters
4. Articulate a unique research context for yourself to sensitively explore within a collective domain
5. Argue for the conceptual design of your research project

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject provides opportunities for you as a student to develop the following capabilities:

Curate and connect advanced ideas, principles and practices from a range of disciplines and ways of knowing to enable the emergence of new knowledge

Independently identify and engage with novel discovery practices and ways of knowing, including Indigenous knowledges, to inspire insights

Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive

Apply an advanced understanding of professional, cultural and scholarly ethics to awaken diverse perceptiveness and collective agency

Be reflexive, creative thinkers and practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative in how they conceive and execute a research project

Your experiences as a student in this subject support you to develop the following graduate attributes:

GA 1 Complex systems thinking

GA 2 Create value in problem solving and inquiry

GA 3 Inter- and trans-disciplinary practices

GA 4 Imaginative and ethical citizenship

Teaching and learning strategies

Learning takes place in a collaborative, immersive, experiential, studio-based environment. This subject is enquiry-based: students conduct individual preparatory research and exploration, which form the basis for collaborative discovery and interactive learning activities in class. Students also learn from academics, invited industry professionals and peers across a wide range of disciplines. Students receive formative feedback continually through class activities.

Content (topics)

* Experimental reading and discovery processes

* Collaborative research processes

* Individual agency in research planning and research contextualisation

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Reading without Limits

Intent:

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives: 1, 2 and 3

This assessment task contributes ot teh development of the following course intended learning outcomes:

Curate and connect advanced ideas, principles and practices from a range of disciplines and ways of knowing to enable the emergence of new knowledge

Independently identify and engage with novel discovery practices and ways of knowing, including Indigenous knowledges, to inspire insights

Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive

Type: Presentation
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria:

Depth and breadth of material consulted, demonstrating intriguing (even radical) ways of knowing (30%)

Generativity and synthesis of new knowledge created from material consulted (30%)

Level of clarity and coherence in communicating the overarching narrative - in a way that invites peer participation (40%)

Assessment task 2: A conscious, creative collective for discovery

Intent:

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives: 3 and 5

This assessment task contributes ot teh development of the following course intended learning outcomes:

Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive

Be reflexive, creative thinkers and practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative in how they conceive and execute a research project

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group assessed
Weight: 30%
Criteria:

Depth of collaborative inquiry (30%)

Originality of collaborative output (30%)

Strength of argument identifying the output as transdisciplinary research (40%)

Assessment task 3: Positioning a personal, connected enquiry

Intent:

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objective: 4

This assessment task contributes of the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:

Apply an advanced understanding of professional, cultural and scholarly ethics to awaken diverse perceptiveness and collective agency

Type: Report
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria:

Depth of insight and strength in positioning one’s role as a researcher (50%)

Degree of critical thinking in contextualising individual research within a broader field of creative enquiry (50%)

Minimum requirements

Students must attempt each assessment task and achieve an overall pass mark in order to pass this subject.

Late penalties apply to all assessment tasks as outlined in the FTDi FYI student booklet. Please consult this booklet for other useful information including Special Consideration, Plagiarism, Extension, and Student Support Services.

A minimum of 80% of attendance of classes (as outlined in the timetable) is required.