Imagineering as Designing for Emergence and Some Implications for Education and Research

This is a project with the goal to make Imagineering Design Methodology visible beyond the Imagineering Academy as well as showing its translation to the field of education as well as research.
At the Imagineering Masters we educate professionals to work with the Imagineering methodology as a way to help organizations/community to transform their enterprise logic, creating new forms of value, being able to work with the growing complexity in society. We strive to provide an educational environment in which the students don’t just learn the theory but also experience it in the learning process. To make this happen, innovative approaches on research and collaborative methodologies are in place.
After 10 years of the Masters, the team joined in an effort to make visible how we organize education and how we conduct  research in order to enable this way of working.
In order to reach a great audience interested in Imagineering and  in new forms of teaching, researching and intervening we decided to write about that and to publish it in a journal that is connected to these new thinking.
The “World Futures” is well known as being the Journal of the New Paradigm Research and has in its publications the latest academic papers on innovative topics and new frameworks for practice and research in all kinds of field.
We set up a partnership and start working on what is now a special issue on Imagineering.
The issue has four articles. The first one (written by Diane Nijs) articulates the Imagineering as a design approach, describing the importance of collective creativity, collective sense-making and distributed intelligence in coping with complexity. In the second article, written by me (Celiane Camargo-Borges)  I elaborate on the implications of this approach  for education and the need to re-design our didactical methods and forms of teaching and assessing in order to create an engaging and involved learning environment. This chapter also shows how this is  translated in practice in the Master in Imagineering. In the third article (written byDiane Nijs & Liliya Terzieva) the focus goes to research and the implications for management research when approaching from the Imagineering perspective.

 Click here to get the papers!