Inter- and transdisciplinary education
The many challenges faced by designers go beyond the specific field of Architecture and the Built Environment. The work expected of designers is becoming ever more complex and increasingly calls for integrated knowledge and skills. Construction is increasingly using technologies and production methods from other sectors and design solutions are having an ever-greater impact on other areas and actors. Partly for this reason, collaboration between specialist fields and co-creation with the business community, government bodies and civil-society organisations are increasingly becoming the norm. As a result, learning to think and work in a way that is enterprising, (socially) responsible and inter/transdisciplinary is becoming a crucial skill for specialists in the field.
It is important for students to build on their disciplinary foundations by becoming acquainted with inter/transdisciplinary (learning) environments where collaboration and an entrepreneurial attitude take centre stage. Living Labs bring together students of different academic backgrounds around practical case studies and involve actors from society, in order to reach integrated solutions together. Major challenges here include integrating the living lab within the curriculum and wider organisation, the didactic approach and assessing students with a wide range of prior knowledge or previous education.
- PhD research by Nina Bohm – Engaged Engineering Education. Gefinancierd door het 4TU Centre for Engineering Education. BK promotor: Prof.dr. Ellen van Bueren. Niet-BK promotor: Prof.dr. Perry den Brok.
- Nelson Mota - NWO/NRO Comenius project Housing as Healthcare: Mapping the correlation between housing design, microbiodiversity and health in The Hague
- Reinout Kleinhans, TU Delft Education Fellow 2020-2021: Community – University Engagement via Student Research and Education.
- Hans Wamelink - BK Launch: platform for entrepreneurship in the faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment.
- Sake Zijlstra – Resilient Delta’s education program as part of the TU Delft, Erasmus University, Erasmus Medical centre Convergence co-operation.
- The Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering program (MSc MADE) is the inter- en transdisciplinary program, developed by TU Delft, Wageningen University and Research, and AMS, the Amsterdam institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.
- Our Cross Domain Graduation Studios which started in September 2018. For a relevant example, look at the new Cross Domain Graduation studio Stad van de Toekomst (City of the Future).
- Bohm, N. L., Klaassen, R. G., den Brok, P., & van Bueren, E. (2020). Choosing challenges in challenge-based courses. In J. van der Veen, N. van Hattem-Janssen, H-M. Järvinen, T. de Laet, & I. ten Dam (Eds.), Proceedings SEFI 48th Annual Conference: Engaging Engineering Education Conference (pp. 93-103)
- Nina Bohm, Peter de Jong, and Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip who all had a project under the wings of the City Deal Kennismaken (CDKM) program focusing on strengthening the relation between education and practice.
- Boer de, H, Debrock, S., Dillon Peynado, T., Duflos, M., Hendriks, M., Hooimeijer, F., Kuijper, J., Schuur, G. (2022). Ontwerpen vanuit de doorsnede De ondergrond als bouwsteen voor de toekomstbestendige stad. Public Space (Mechelen).