Training for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Environmental Planning: The Shore-land Project, Taiwan

D. J. Chen, W. J. Huang, Y. K. Wang, Y. Chang

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Abstract

Interdisciplinary collaboration is must-have competence for planners. To provide interdisciplinary training, educators introduce ‘authentic learning environments’ where students conduct a ‘real-world’ project within a multi-disciplinary team. This paper reports on a course in which the instructors, students and local stakeholders worked together on a real project. Qualitative interview and participatory observation were used to understand the experience and organization of interdisciplinary training in an authentic context. This study finds students experienced different levels of boundary crossing–identification, coordination, reflection and transformation. The instructors played a role of facilitating students’ teamwork and mutual understanding, which leads to reflection on interdisciplinary collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-483
Number of pages20
JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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