The Toolbox Project

TitleThe Toolbox Project
Publication TypeWeb site
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsO'Rourke, M, Vasko, S
AbstractThe Toolbox Dialogue Initiative provides a philosophical yet practical enhancement to cross-disciplinary, collaborative science. This enhancement comes primarily in the form of a dialogue-based “Toolbox workshop”, and it is intended for interdisciplinary and interprofessional teams of collaborators. Rooted in philosophical analysis, Toolbox workshops enable cross-disciplinary collaborators to engage in a structured dialogue about their research assumptions. This yields both self-awareness and mutual understanding, supplying cross-disciplinary research (CDR) collaborators with the robust foundation needed for effective collaborative research and practice. The Toolbox Team is interested in setting up similar workshops at other universities and institutions.