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Here you will find all the news of the last four months from the transdisciplinary community. The website is constantly updated. If you have any messages you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact us.

05.12.22

NTA10 Digitisation and culture

How does the digital age change the way that cultural goods and services are produced, distributed and accessed? How does the Digital Age impact culture in terms of the ways in which we experience and grasp the “world”?
If you've missed the NTA 10, the 10th conference of the network of technology assessment institutions in German-speaking countries (Austria, Germany and Switzerland) held in Berne from November 14-16, you can now find most of the presentations as well as photographic impressions online.

05.12.22  |  OIS

OIS zam Forum 2022: Summary and photos

On October 21-22, 2022, the “OIS zam: Forum for Health and Wellbeing - Creating Knowledge Together for a Healthier Life" took place in Vienna for the first time. Forty projects from all over Austria presented how researchers work together with affected people on issues related to health and well-being. In theme cafés, participants exchanged views on various aspects of participatory research projects. In small groups, the participants discussed the question of what it takes for science and society to create knowledge together for a healthier life. The OIS zam Forum 2023 is already in planning.

05.12.22  |  i2insights

A responsible approach to intersectionality

What is intersectionality? How can it be used systemically and responsibly?
When you google the term over 66,400,000 results are returned. It is a term used by government and businesses, as well as change agents. But is it helpful and are there ways that we should be thinking about intersectionality and its inclusion in our everyday lives?
GEMs framework for complex systemic intersectional analysis is described by Ellen Lewis and Anne Stephens

05.12.22  |  i2insights

Creative destruction

How to use creative destruction to notice & stop counterproductive behaviours (eg in cross-disciplinary collaboration) is described by Keith McCandless. Begin with a very unwanted result & ask how to achieve it eg How can we make sure we build an IT system that no one will want to use? 

05.12.22 |  i2insights

Dealing with differences in interests through principled negotiation

How principled negotiation can resolve disagreements in research collaboration is described here by Gabriele Bammer. Also known as win-win negotiation, negotiation on merits and getting to yes. How can the interests of a diverse group of researchers and stakeholders tackling a complex societal problem be understood and managed?

2.12.22 |  TA-SWISS

NTA10 Digitisation and culture

 

How does the digital age change the way that cultural goods and services are produced, distributed and accessed? How does the Digital Age impact culture in terms of the ways in which we experience and grasp the “world”? If you've missed the NTA 10, the 10th conference of the network of technology assessment institutions in German-speaking countries (Austria, Germany and Switzerland) held in Berne from November 14-16, you can now find most of the presentations as well as photographic impressions on: www.ta-swiss.ch/en/nta10

25.11.22 |  CDE

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

 

"The ESD-Team of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) developed seehtsLinks to Sustainable Development which show points of contact between all disciplines at the University of bern and sustainable development to support lecturers in integratiing sustainability into their courses."

 

21.11.22 |   I2Insights

Intereach webinar video on “Research Development Professionals Stepping Outside Institutional Habit Boundaries” by Melanie Bauer

 

The video of the great webinar “Research Development Professionals Stepping Outside Institutional Habit Boundaries” by Melanie Bauer is now on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel

4.11.22  | CIRET

Entretien au sujet du livre "Le délire de l'empire Américain' avec ses Auteurs

Entrevue Dialogique avec Prof. Norman Cornett qui reçoit les auteurs du livre "Les Délires de l'empire Américain" (Édition Lapresse) Mme A. Couture et M. A. Sirois

 

28.10.22   |   I2Insights

Intereach webinar video on enhancing the future of research universities (Pips Veazey) presented on October 11 is now available

The video of the great webinar “Spanning Boundaries, Creating Sparks and Reimagining the Future of Research Universities” by Pips Veazey is now on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel.

27.10.22   |   OIS

The new PPIE projects start their work

Nine projects were selected in the second round of the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Implementation (PPIE) call. The funded projects have already started their work.

The selected projects address various challenges in the health and social sciences and involve patients and citizens in their research projects in different ways. In the Clinical Research Center for Transition Psychiatry, for instance, young people with mental health problems, together with their families and mental health professionals, help shape the desired clinical services and research priorities.

27.10.22   |   OIS

The OIS Impact Model is available in German!

Through the involvement of citizens, research should become more relevant to society. But which changes in attitude, behavior, practice, etc. lead to this goal? The interactive map of the OIS Impact Model wants to answer exactly this. Now also in German!

Here you can explore all the resources of the OIS Center.

24.10.22   |   T2S

Stories of transformations to sustainability: New films launched online

The Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme has launched a series of short films that are available to watch online. Six films present insights from specific projects, showing how they worked with communities in diverse places around the world to understand the complex relations between social structures, the material world and environmental and social change. A longer film explores some of the difficult questions around transformations to sustainability and proposes approaches to tackling the defining challenge of our times. The films are in English with subtitles available in many different languages.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF has funded German research institutes in five out of the twelve projects in this programme. Find out more about these projects on BMBF Research for Sustainability website and on the programme website.

24.10.22   |   Interdisciplinary Games

COLLAB

COLLAB encourages a playful reflection on different backgrounds in interdisciplinary teams in order to improve communication and collaboration. With COLLAB, you can address, discuss, compare, and exchange ideas about disciplinary principles and foundations. This allows you and your research team to create good and effective communication and gain new insights.

24.10.22   |   TA-SWISS

New TA-SWISS study: Speech, speaker and facial recognition systems

Smart speakers and digital assistants are becoming increasingly common, and more and more people unlock their smartphone with a simple glance at the camera. Voice, speech and face recognition reliably simplifies a lot everyday actions and the technology could be used in many more areas such as the diagnosis of diseases or the real-time search for suspects. But there are caveats as well: A new interdisciplinary TA-SWISS study investigates the opportunities and dangers associated with voice, speech and face recognition

17.10.22   |   i2Insights

Latest posts

Check out the latest i2Insights contributions!

17.10.22   |  WG ITD-Alliance

Invitation to give feedback

The Toolkits & Methods Working Group in the Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (ITD Alliance) is inviting feedback on some prototypes. These are “minimum viable products” to visualize the global landscape of ITD toolkits. We would greatly appreciate your feedback before investing time in developing some of these further.

14.10.22   |   FiBL

MIXED project

FiBL and HochstammSuisse are collaborating on a transdisciplinary research project that is based around networking and knowledge creation on the topic of combining fruit and livestock production. The collaboration is part of the Horizon Europe project “MIXED”, so there are opportunities for expanding the networking and collaboration beyond the Swiss border. The methodology follows the principles of reflective learning, with workshops and field visits. These activities will be supplemented by an international field visit, and some on-farm experimentation, which will be designed in collaboration with the participating farmers. The project began in late 2020 and will run for four years.

12.10.22   |   i2Insights

How interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary researchers integrate into academic institutions &/or disrupt the status quo

How interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary researchers integrate into academic institutions &/or disrupt the status quo is described by Laura Norton, Giulia Sonetti and Mauro Sarrica. They present three common narratives: 1) the hero or individual escape, 2) the refugee in a sanctuary or exclusive inclusivity and 3) the navigator of shifting borders or disrupt the status quo. Where do you fit?

03.10.22   |   SCNAT

Die Fakten alleine sprechen nicht für sich – vom Wissen zum Handeln in der Klimakommunikation

Erfolgreicher Klimaschutz und die Anpassung an den Klima­wandel erfordern eine neue Klimakommuni­kation. Diese darf nicht bei der reinen Problembeschreibung stehenbleiben. Es braucht eine handlungsorientierte und identitätsstiftende Kommunikation, welche sich auf Lösungen im Klimaschutz und in der Anpassung an den Klimawandel konzentriert. Neben der Wirtschaft und der Zivilgesellschaft sind hier auch der Staat und der öffentliche Sektor gefordert.

03.10.22   |   TranSborder

Transdisciplinary Collective TranSborder's offsite (hors-les-murs) third places

The Transdisciplinary Collective TranSborder offers offsite (hors-les-murs) third places. Please find attached the flyer for the workshops, in french version. 

These workshops can be organized in France or in other countries, in French, English, Portuguese (and almost in Italian!). 

03.10.22   |   i2S

The latest on i2Insights and new i2S News

Find the latest contributions of the Integration and Implementation Insights (i2Insights) blog online. Also, the July-September 2022 News with the latest developments in Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) is available.

03.10.22   |   ISOE

Avoiding pitfalls in knowledge transfer. A guide using the example of communication with Namibian land users

Transdisciplinary research ideally builds upon both scientific approaches and practical knowledge from stakeholders. However, in advanced stages of the research process, how should the knowledge transfer of relevant research results to local stakeholders take place? The example of Namibian land users shows that knowledge has to be prepared and communicated in a target group-specific way. The more you know about the target group in question and the earlier you take the upcoming knowledge transfer into account, the easier this process will be. 

03.10.22   |   ISOE

Das Neue Europäische Bauhaus: Können Graswurzelbewegungen von oben nach unten wachsen?

Mit der Initiative New European Bauhaus will Ursula von der Leyen den European Green Deal mit Leben füllen. Ziel ist die Umgestaltung Europas, um bis zum Jahr 2050 Klimaneutralität und mehr Lebensqualität zu erreichen – durch die Zusammenarbeit von Kulturschaffenden, Ingenieur*innen, Künstler*innen, Architekt*innen, Handwerker*innen, Städten und Kommunen.

30.09.2022  |  BFH

«Bausteine Sorgende Gemeinschaft» – Aus der Praxis für die Praxis

Der Werkstattbericht «Bausteine Sorgende Gemeinschaft» basiert auf Erfahrungen im partizipativen Projekt CareComLabs, das Teil des Nationalen Forschungsprogramms NFP 74 Gesundheit war.  In vier Deutschschweizer Gemeinden hat ein Forschungsteam gemeinsam mit engagierten Anwohner*innen, kommunalen Behörden und lokal tätigen Organisationen Sorgende Gemeinschaften initiiert und (weiter)entwickelt.

30.09.2022  |  2insights

Resolving disagreements by negotiating agreements in the right way

How can interdisciplinary teams avoid getting stuck on questions like:

  1. What kinds of data do we need to collect?
  2. What methods or techniques should we use to analyze our data?
  3. How should we handle gaps or incongruities in our findings?
  4. What are the policy implications or prescriptions that follow from our findings?

Lawrence Susskind wants to share some lessons he has learned about handling disagreements on these four questions.

30.09.2022  |  OIS Center

LBG OISC Research Ethics Services und Pilot-Ethics Committee officially launched

For medical research, Austria legally mandates formal review by an ethics committee. But ethical questions are equally relevant for research projects that do not fall under these legal regulations. What information should research participants be given in order to make informed decisions about their participation? How do researchers ensure that nobody is harmed as a result of their activities? What kinds of fair compensation for research participants exist? What ethical requirements do research projects have to fulfill in order to be published in high-quality international journals? What are the expectations of international funding agencies when applying for funding?

We offer advice and support for researchers on all ethical aspects of involving patients and members of the public in research – from Informed Consent to fair compensation, from questions of reflexivity to socially just research designs.

26.09.22  |  Helen Kara

International Creative Research Methods Conference

Helen Kara founded this conference to bring together people with an interest in creative research methods. Confirmed keynote speakers include the renowned experts in creative practices Pam Burnard and Caroline Lenette. There will also be presentations and activities in breakout rooms, and scope for going out into the city to try creative outdoor methods such as urban exploration, mobile methods, and dérive.
The conference programme will be available to view online by 1 February 2023. Bookings will open in early March 2023.

26.09.22  |  Wings at Eawag 

Short video published: Resource-oriented aperitif

The obligation to connect to the centralized infrastructure as well as a lack of implementation knowledge are considered killer arguments against decentralized and resource-oriented sanitation systems in Switzerland. But is this really the case? Young researchers at Eawag integrated results from various projects across disciplines as part of the Wings research program and summarized them in a vivid short video. Film on!

21.09.22   |   ISOE

„Klimaschutz ist eine gesellschaftspolitische Gestaltungsaufgabe“ – Ein Impuls von Flurina Schneider zum Globalen Klimastreik am 23.09.2022

Weltweit werden am 23. September 2022 Menschen für Klimaschutz demonstrieren. Sie folgen damit erneut dem Aufruf der Organisation Fridays for Future, die seit 2019 auf die Folgen der Klimakrise aufmerksam macht. Dass diese nicht nur die Umwelt betreffen, sondern weitreichende gesellschaftliche Konsequenzen nach sich ziehen, dringt erst allmählich ins öffentliche Bewusstsein. Flurina Schneider, wissenschaftliche Geschäftsführerin des ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung und Professorin für Soziale Ökologie und Transdisziplinarität an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, plädiert dafür, Klimaschutz als gesellschaftspolitische Aufgabe zu verstehen. Sie setzt auf Synergieeffekte zur Lösung der Klimakrise.

21.09.22   |   ISOE

Insektenvielfalt in der Stadt – Stadtspaziergang, Science Slam und Kinoreihe im Forschungsprojekt SLInBio

Für den Erhalt der Insektenvielfalt sind auch Stadtbewohner*innen gefragt. Ihr Wissen über Insekten, ihr Umgang mit Libellen, Hummeln und Artverwandten und ihre Wertschätzung haben einen erheblichen Einfluss auf deren Biodiversität. Im Forschungsprojekt SLInBio untersuchen Frankfurter Forschungs- und Praxispartner unter der Leitung des ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung diesen Zusammenhang am Beispiel der Mainmetropole genauer. Sie bieten zudem zahlreiche Gelegenheiten zum Mitmachen, Lernen und Erleben an. Zum umfangreichen Programm gehören unter anderem ein Stadtspaziergang, ein Science Slam und eine Kinoreihe. 

20.09.22   |   Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung für Unternehmen erleichtern: RNE und DRSC vereinbaren Kooperation 

Der Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE) und das Deutsche Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee (DRSC) geben in ihrer am 8. September 2022 veröffentlichten Kooperationsvereinbarung bekannt, Unternehmen in Deutschland gemeinsam bei der Umsetzung der neuen gesetzlichen Anforderungen an die Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung zu unterstützen. RNE und DRSC zeichnen sich gemeinsam durch ihre Vielfalt an Unterstützern aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft aus.

16.09.22   |   FONA

Deutsch-Französisches Zukunftswerk – Handlungsempfehlungen für Regierungen Deutschlands und Frankreichs

Was können Politik und Verwaltung auf Bundesebene aus kommunaler Praxis für die Beschleunigung der sozial-ökologischen Transformation lernen? Das Deutsch-Französische Zukunftswerk hat sieben Handlungsempfehlungen veröffentlicht. Sie zeigen, wo und wie Kommunen in Deutschland und Frankreich durch die nationale und europäische Ebene in ihren Anstrengungen um eine sozial-ökologische Transformation gestärkt werden können. Entwickelt wurden die Empfehlungen gemeinsam mit Akteurinnen und Akteuren aus öffentlicher Verwaltung, Zivilgesellschaft und Wissenschaft beider Länder.

16.09.22   |   FONA

"Creating Interfaces – Building capacity for integrated governance at the Food-Water-Energy-nexus in cities on the water" – Projektabschluss und Ergebnisse

Das Projekt "Creating Interfaces" hatte zum Ziel, innovative Ansätze für das gemeinsame Generieren von lokalem Wissen zum Nahrungsmittel-Wasser-Energie-Nexus (FWE Nexus) zu entwickeln und zu testen. Dies geschah im Rahmen von drei Urban Living Labs in den Städten Tulcea / Rumänien, Slupsk / Polen und Wilmington / USA. Dabei sollten die FWE-Zusammenhänge für die Beteiligten (Verwaltung, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Bürgerschaft) transparenter und verständlicher gemacht werden sowie der Wissensaustausch und die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Akteuren gefördert werden. Vom BMBF geförderte Partner waren das Europäische Institut für Energieforschung (Koordination) und 52°North (Entwicklung und Bereitstellung von Datenerfassungs- und Analysefunktionen). Zentrale Ergebnisse des Projekts sind: → Citizen Science-Tool für Kommunikation und Datenerhebung → FWE Nexus Visualisierungen: "Co-creating visualisations about the urban nexus. Some results" auf YouTube, Open Source Prototype for a visual interface (Github) → Storymaps

16.09.22   |   FONA

Nachhaltige Gewerbegebiete starten Netzwerk – weitere Interessierte sind willkommen!

Klimaneutralität, Resilienz und Standortqualität sind mittlerweile in vielen Städten ganz oben auf der Agenda. Und gerade Gewerbegebiete bergen aufgrund ihrer starken Versiegelung, ihrer Bauweise und ihrer Lage gleichermaßen Chancen und Risiken. Was im Projekt "Grün statt Grau – Gewerbegebiete im Wandel" an Modellstandorten erprobt und mit Transferstädten weiterentwickelt wurde, endet nicht mit Projektende. Zum 1. September 2022 starteten erste 30 Teilnehmende als selbsttragendes Netzwerk, das sich sowohl in den eigenen Kommunen als auch bundesweit für eine nachhaltige Gewerbegebietsentwicklung stark macht. Weitere Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen, von der Expertise, dem Austausch und den erarbeiteten Projektmodulen zu profitieren. 

16.09.22   |   i2Insights

HIBAR (highly integrative basic and responsive) research

HIBAR (highly integrative basic and responsive) research is described by Lorne Whitehead, Scott Slovic and Janet Nelson in their revisited blog post. It fuses fundamental & applied research in a manner that is both a) integrative & recursive and b) highly collaborative with non-university experts. It is defined by 8 elements: 1) intent to solve problems AND 2) desire for discovery; 3) creative design approaches AND 4) traditional investigation; 5) hands-on practical experts AND 6) fundamental researchers; 7) strong sense of urgency AND 8) long-term objectives.

15.09.22   |   i2Insights

Key issues in evaluation for transdisciplinarians

Key issues in evaluation for transdisciplinarians are described by Wolfgang Bewyl & Amy Gullickson. They are: 1) evaluation is a scientific endeavour & professional service that reasonably exhaustively describes & valuates evaluands (ie programmes, projects, measures, policies, etc), 2) evaluation is guided by purposes (eg improvement) & evaluation questions which are clarified collaboratively by clients & stakeholders, 3) achievement of evaluation purposes & questions should be reflected in stakeholder utilisation & generate intended influence on evaluand & wider systems, 4) to obtain reliable information, evaluation uses a wide range of empirical, especially social science, methods: qualitative, quantitative & mixed methods, 5) determination of context-independent merit, situationally bound worth & socially attributed significance are clarified in evaluation process.

12.09.22   |   SCTO

SCTO video explains patient and public involvement in clinical research

What does it look like to actively involve patients and representatives of the public in clinical research? Who can be involved in PPI?
 
In the short video, SCTO explains PPI using specific examples and the support of Sarah, a PPI contributor.

12.09.22   |   tdAcademy

New website area: Capacity Building online and on request

The tdAcademy expanded their website: You can now find all capacity building materials we provide online in one section. In addition, we offer a list of TD workshops on request - and the opportunity for tdCommunity members to promote their own TD trainings!

12.09.22   |   tdAcademy

Have you already joined and filled your profile?

The tdCommunity as an “interactive address book” works best if you provide some relevant information about your TD work. We made that simple for you by introducing fixed categories to choose from. We're looking forward to read more about you!  

06.09.22   |   AGE-INT

Start schweizweite Roadshow

Die Roadshow des Projekts AGE-INT zu technologischen "Alltags-Helfern" im Alter startet am 14. September 2022 in St.Gallen und endet am 20. September 2022 in Lugano. Zwischenhalte sind Zürich, Bern, Lausanne und Genf. Die Roadshow dauert pro Stadt einen Tag (09-17h).

Wir würden uns sehr über Ihren Besuch freuen.

30.08.2022  |  i2Insights

 

Stakeholder engagement: Learning from Arnstein’s ladder and the IAP2 spectrum

Using lessons from Arnstein’s ladder and IAP2 spectrum on community engagement to improve stakeholder engagement in research is discussed in this blog post. Both influenced the development of the i2S stakeholder engagement options framework. Arnstein’s ladder teaches: beware of manipulation & tokenism; genuine engagement involves access to power. IAP2 spectrum teaches: differing levels of participation are legitimate & depend on goals, time frames, resources & levels of concern in decision to be made, plus seeks to ensure genuine participation through “promise to the public” which gives feedback to those involved about how input used. Do stakeholders need their own framework to alert them to manipulation & tokenism? When is stakeholder-led research best & how can researchers can be supportive?

 

26.08.22  |  GroundWorks

Vibrant Ecologies of Research

What are the elements necessary to create a vibrant ecology of research where art and design inquiry may flourish alongside, within, and out of social and physical science research that is so deeply embedded within the fiber of research-oriented universities? In this special collection of Ground Works, the project work and commentaries explore vibrant ecologies of research, deepening our understanding of the institutional, social, and epistemological systems that effectively weave arts-based inquiry into the scholarly fabric of research.

25.08.22  |  School for Transdisciplinary Studies

School for Transdisciplinary Studies joined Instagram

The School for Transdisciplinary Studies fosters inter- and transdisciplinary education and teaching at the University of Zurich. It has now joined Instagram („sts_uzh“)  to inform about its courses, interesting events and future-oriented transdisciplinary topics. Join their community!

16.08.22   |   i2Insights

Advancing considerations of affect in interdisciplinary collaborations

Appreciating the importance of feeling disconcerted in interdisciplinary research is described by Mareike Smolka, Erik Fisher and Alexandra Hausstein. Social scientists, who were engaged in collaborative studies with natural scientists and engineers, had repeatedly experiences of disconcertment. Whenever they recognized that their social science paradigm was confronted with a different approach to knowing the world, unsettling experiences of difference emerged, which were later analyzed as moments of disconcertment. Disconcertment is a response to different approaches to knowing the world and facilitates collaborative knowledge production. As such it will appear frequently in interdisciplinary research.

09.08.22   |   i2insights

Insights into Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in India and Brazil

How are interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity faring in India and Brazil? How do they differ from interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in the Global North? Are there particular lessons to be drawn from India and Brazil for the global interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary communities?
India and Brazil are among the most prominent countries of the Global South in the worldwide academic scene. Both have problems in common, but they have also singularities.

08.08.22   |   i2Insights

Ten dialogue methods for integrating judgments

Ten dialogue methods for integrating judgments are described by David McDonald, Gabriele Bammer and Peter Deane in an oldie-but-goodie. Grouped into A) Structured (or semi-structured) process for a cross-section of society with a stake in the outcome, covering 1) Future search conference, 2) Nominal group technique, 3) Soft systems methodology; B) Self-organised process for self-selected participants, covering 4) Open space technology; C) Expert consensus, covering 5) Consensus development panel, 6) Delphi technique; D) Informed citizen consensus, covering 7) Citizens’ jury, 8) Consensus conference; E) Alternative visions for the future, covering 9) Scenario planning; F) Story-based evaluation focused on valued outcomes, covering 10) Most significant change technique.

08.08.22   |   CTSC

New strategy modules available to help navigate common challenges when working with multidisciplinary teams

The CTSC of Cleveland is proud to announce the release of new Team Science Strategy Modules. 

 

Solving complex health problems requires bringing together individuals with different perspectives, and different backgrounds in order to create novel research approaches.  However, working in multidisciplinary teams brings with it a unique set of challenges to collaboration.

 

The Community and Collaboration component of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University has created a set of four modules to address some of the common challenges that arise within multidisciplinary research teams. Each module consists of a short video, practical tools for teams and links to helpful resources.

 

Topics include:  Building a Culture of Teamwork, How to Run Efficient and Effective Meetings, Communicating across Disciplines, and Managing Conflict. 

08.08.22   |   University of Central Florida

Survey on Interdisciplinary Team Learning

As you know, an important area for the team science community is how scientists learn from each other while working together. You can think of this is a kind of ‘on the job training’ where you are learning about concepts and methods from colleagues in other disciplines while you collaborate on some complex scientific problem. To help us understand how you think you learn from others, data is being collected from those engaged in research across disciplines. This survey should not take more than about 12 minutes of your time and it will further the research on teamwork.

08.08.22   |   Uni Bern

Digital tools for transdisciplinary and transformative research and learning

Transformative science in the digital space requires new knowledge, attitudes and skills. Co-creation, especially in a transdisciplinary environment, is not easily converted from physical meetings to an online format. Rather, it requires a conscious use of digital tools and a critical reflection about their influence on our interactions: how does the online environment influence communication? How can participation and inclusion be enabled, contributive fairness be fostered and trust be created in an online setting? A research team at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, developed guidelines based on experiences of researchers and lecturers at CDE during the COVID crisis, with a view to offering hands-on suggestions for online practice.

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