The team really enjoyed discussing our preliminary findings with colleagues at the recent University Learning and Teaching Conference and meeting more people who are interested in wicked problems. We will be getting in touch and adding people to our mailing list soon.
We got lots of useful ideas about what competences students might need to be good at dealing with wicked problems. People suggested:
capacity to engage in ethical debates
being able to cope with ambiguity
being willing to engage when you are not sure you are right
group work skills
appreciation of diverse perspectives
confidence and willingness to take risks
being able to take an evidence based approach
being able to do interdisciplinary work
being able to draw on perspectives from the humanities
… and more.
What a great list!