University of Technology Sydney

94667 Emergent Professional Practice

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UTS: Transdisciplinary Innovation
Credit points: 12 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 94666 Innovation Internship
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject’s goal is to support emerging professional practitioners in pursuing meaningful work that matters to them and to society at large, whilst at the same time developing practices to support the emergence of their potential futures in their work. In this subject, students develop emergent pathways for a balanced and intentional professional life by continually reflecting on the intersections and tensions between what they love, what the world needs, what they are good at, and the practical requirements of generating livelihood. Students engage within a professional ecosystem of their choice, transcending a worldview of separation in which every person competes for their own gain, and instead leaning to cultivate generative relationships. The subject seeks to support students in surrounding themselves with people, knowledge and resources, helping students to better understand their place in the world, and pursue purposeful endeavours.

To solve complex challenges, graduates need to engage with complex ecosystems. Emergent professional practitioners operating at the cutting edge need to understand how to genuinely collaborate and share value with others to create system change.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Envision and communicate the highest potential versions of themselves in relation to others and the world (CILO 3.4)
2. Collectively map significant systemic issues, and ecosystems of actors, ideas and resource flows to address those issues (CILO 3.3)
3. Synthesise insights to identify avenues for personal and collective contributions that have the potential to create better futures (CILO 2.4)
4. Design and initiate exploratory interventions in professional contexts to communicate and test their vision for future professional life (CILO 3.6)
5. Initiate adaptive pathways towards purposeful and meaningful work including collective practices that support them on this journey (CILO 3.7)

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:

  • Integrate findings from research and problem/ stakeholder/data analysis in creative and useful ways to generate technological ideas (2.4)
  • Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that elicit and are inclusive of ideas from diverse disciplines (3.1)
  • Use a range of appropriate data, media, techniques, technologies and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts (3.3)
  • Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience (3.4)
  • Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact (3.6)
  • Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and transdisciplinary practices can develop and thrive (3.7)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The subject provides opportunities for you as a student to draw on diverse perspectives from research, problem and data analysis to build a complex picture of systemic issues facing the world today. Based on this research, you collectively envision desirable technology-enabled futures and propose interventions that could shift the system towards a more positive state. You situate yourself in relation to others and the world and propose pathways towards meaningful and integrated professional practice. Finally, you test your vision in professional contexts and work to establish adaptive collective practices that contribute positively to the world.

So your experiences as a student in this subject support you to develop the following graduate attributes (GA):

  • GA3 Inter- and trans-disciplinary practices
  • GA4 Imaginative and ethical citizenship
  • GA5 Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning strategies

Learning in this subject takes place in a flexible, collaborative, immersive, experiential and studio-based environment using multiple modalities. This subject is inquiry-based: students conduct research in a range of contexts to explore cutting-edge professional environments and practices. Formative feedback is given continually throughout the semester.

Content (topics)

  • Individual practices
  • Collective practices
  • Ecosystem practices
  • Life design

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Understanding and mapping your professional ecosystem

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6 and 3.7

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Relationship building and the journey of self in your professional ecosystem

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.7

Type: Journal
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 30%

Assessment task 3: Design your life - a journal

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

2 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

3.3 and 3.6

Type: Journal
Groupwork: Group, individually assessed
Weight: 40%

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.

Required texts

No required texts. Readings and other resources will be provided online.