Making waves through education: a method for addressing security grand challenges in educational contexts

João Loureiro Rodrigues, Milton de Sousa

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Abstract

Security-related topics like terrorism, large scale involuntary migrations and natural disasters are grounded in deep-rooted and complex societal problems. In order to promote safety, security management seeks to understand the nature of such problems, the contexts and systems in which they evolve, their different stakeholders, and corresponding relational dynamics. This chapter addresses those security challenges, which can be classified as wicked problems, and describes the complex systems in which they evolve. For such problems, systems thinking and complexity leadership are determinant for effective security management, as enablers of multi-stakeholder learning and innovation. Based on a multi-stakeholder methodology developed at Nova SBE (called wave-making) we propose a process that enables the development of co-created, practical and innovative solutions for wicked security challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
PublisherSpringer
Pages487-498
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameAdvanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
ISSN (Print)1613-5113
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466

Keywords

  • Complexity leadership
  • Innovation
  • Systems change
  • Wicked problems
  • Wildfires

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