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2021Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/24537
Assessing the learning process in transdisciplinary research through a novel analytical approach
dc.contributor.authorMascarenhas, André
dc.contributor.authorLangemeyer, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Dagmar
dc.contributor.authorBorgström, Sara
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T07:29:44Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T07:29:44Z
dc.date.issued2021none
dc.identifier.other10.5751/ES-12631-260419
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/25207
dc.description.abstractInter- and transdisciplinary research projects bring with them both challenges and opportunities for learning among all stakeholders involved. This is a particularly relevant aspect in social-ecological research projects, which deal with complex real-world systems and wicked problems involving various stakeholders’ interests, needs, and views, while demanding expertise from a wide range of disciplines. Despite its importance in such research efforts, the learning process is often not the primary focus of investigation and therefore the knowledge about it remains limited. Here, we put forward an analytical framework that was developed to assess the learning process of both the research team and other participating stakeholders within the scope of an international transdisciplinary project dealing with urban green and blue infrastructure. The framework is structured around five dimensions of the learning process: “Why learn?” (the purpose of knowledge generation and sharing); “What to learn about?” (the types of knowledge involved); “Who to learn with?” (the actors involved); “How to learn?” (the methods and tools used); 'When to learn?' (the timing of different stages). We developed an interview protocol to operationalize the framework and tested our approach through interviews with project researchers. Based on our empirical results, we draw main lessons learned that can inform other transdisciplinary projects. These include capitalizing on what already exists, addressing trade-offs inherent to different types of knowledge, fostering inter- and transdisciplinarity, engaging stakeholders, supporting a learning environment and fostering reflexivity. Besides the empirical insights and the lessons we present, the main contribution of this research lies in the analytical framework we developed, accompanied by a protocol to apply it in practice. The framework can capture the learning process taking place in transdisciplinary research more comprehensively than similar existing frameworks. The five intertwined dimensions it covers are essential to understand and plan such learning processes.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectinterdisciplinarityeng
dc.subjectknowledgeeng
dc.subjectlearningeng
dc.subjectreflexivityeng
dc.subjectstakeholderseng
dc.subjecttransdisciplinarityeng
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftennone
dc.titleAssessing the learning process in transdisciplinary research through a novel analytical approachnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/25207-0
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/24537
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleEcology and societynone
local.edoc.pages86none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameResilience Alliancenone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeWolfvillenone
local.edoc.container-volume26none
local.edoc.container-issue4none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber19none
dc.identifier.eissn1708-3087

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