ITS21 Interdisciplinary Teamwork Skills for the 21st Century
Welcome to ITS21 5th conference on Interdisciplinary Teamwork Skills to be held by The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - DTU Engineering Technology.
The conference will take place online on 23 to 24 June 2021.
This year’s theme for the conference is “Interdisciplinary teamwork skills for sustainability”.
Deadline for submission and sign up to participate
Abstract: 26 March 2021
Papers: 16 May 2021
Sign up: 7 June 2021
Participation is free of charge.
To participate you will need to sign up here
Sustainable development through education
Sustainable development is one of the most important challenges today, and tomorrow's social challenges are to a large extent that the development of society must be sustainable.
This requires a lot from educational institutions, as they continuously should be able to acquire new knowledge. In order to succeed, they should also be able to offer interdisciplinary collaboration settings that support the use of knowledge from different disciplines. This requires both depth and breadth. We see young people leading the way as sustainable change makers, but - how can we as educators support and educate change makers?
Bringing systems thinking to education
The reductionist approach introduced to science and education by Newton has dominated the organization of our research and educational systems. We are, however, beginning to realise that the knowledge generated within single disciplines is not adequate for solving the complex challenges faced by society today. Solutions to these challenges require making compromises where synergies are exploited at the same time trade-offs are minimized. To make such compromises, we need to understand the interactions between different disciplines and challenges. This talk examines the types of research and education needed to address the challenges of today.
|Value creation pedagogy
Martin will talk about his research on value creation pedagogy, defined as when students get to learn through creating something of value for others. This makes students highly motivated by feelings of meaningfulness, thus learning more in-depth and taking more responsibility for their own learning. Martin will also talk about his work-learn balance theory, i.e. when people have a good balance between learning and value creation for others more in general. It can be for students, and it can be for employees.
DrEng., Technology Management and Economics, researcher in entrepreneurial education at the division of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, teacher at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.
Nordic Youth as Sustainable Changemakers
Anthropologist and CEO of Naboskab
The Use of Work-related Social Dimensions in Teamwork
Are Holen and Bjørn Sortland, NTNU
On behalf of the organising committee
Chair for the organising commitee