The Capstone Deliverable
- Consider problems of the Grand Challenges from perspectives other than those derived from their own experience and early training.
- Challenge prevailing norms, assumptions and beliefs about what issues underlie the Grand Challenges and what kind of leadership, policy change or practice might be required to create better outcomes in a democratic society.
- Make judgments regarding the ways in which current practices can be undertaken more effectively and efficiently based on understanding of historical, social, policy and practice contexts, and relevant research.
- Apply skills of practical inquiry and project development in a rigorous and systematic way to address problems identified in the Grand Challenge area(s), including framing and locating problems; acquiring, organizing and analyzing information; and planning, evaluating and implementing decisions.
- Develop specific plans regarding changing practices, programs and/or policies in ways that lead to desired project outcomes.
- Address Grand Challenges in ways that recognize the idiosyncratic needs of specific systems and communities as well as the characteristics of their particular context.
- Communicate the results of practical inquiry and development to appropriate audiences using relevant and effective communication practices.