The world faces multiple complex challenges requiring novel solutions. Guided by complex systems theory, theories of change and cases of positive disruption, students engage in the process of enquiry to grasp the complexity of some of the biggest global questions and challenges. These challenges are associated with megatrends such as significant technological advancements, the emergence and evolution of new communities, rapid urbanisation, increasing individual empowerment, shifts in the economic power base, and uncertainties around resource security. In cross-disciplinary teams, students devise new ways of thinking about major issues and propose innovative and practical approaches for positive global change.
5x 4-hr seminars for 2 weeks intensive mode
conceptual foundations (20%); case analysis (30%); ideas paper and poster pitch (20%); enquiry piece (30%)
This unit of study is offered in the intensive January session, which means it commences prior to the start of Semester 1.
must be in the Dalyell stream