|Dozierende||Antonietta Di Giulio (email@example.com, BeurteilerIn)|
|Inhalt||Should research be limited to explore and describe societal changes? Should research contribute to societal transformations? These and similar questions have been discussed for quite some time, especially in the context of sustainability. With a view to sustainability transformations, ten years ago, the call for research to be transformative came up, that is, the call for research to not only contribute scientific knowledge in support of sustainability transformations but to also and actually initiate change. This is realised by different research formats. One of them is the format of so-called 'real-word laboratories' ('Reallabore' in German), also called living labs in some discourses. Such research projects distinguish themselves by being inter- and transdisciplinary and by conducting interventions in 'real' situations and contexts that are aimed at producing lasting transformations. Transformative and transdisciplinary research encounters many challenges and at the same time, expectations are high with regard to the impact towards sustainability. One important type of challenges relates to methods: Methods applied in transdisciplinary and transformative research projects must be suitable to produce robust knowledge and at the same time they must be suitable to implement processes of co-design and co-production with societal actors outside academia. What methods can be applied does not only depend on the goals and questions of a project, but also on the actors that are involved. Researchers that conduct such projects master, as a rule, a high diversity of methods, methods that they have not been trained to use in their academic education.
In the seminar, the participants will first get familiar with the history, formats, quality requirements and practical dilemmas and trade-offs of transformative and transdisciplinary research especially in real-word laboratories. This will provide the conceptual background for getting to know practical examples of such research projects and of methods that are applied in them. The practical part of the seminar will take place as follows: Students will, most probably in small groups, choose a running (or recently completed) transformative and transdisciplinary project they would like to get to know closer (they will be provided with a pre-selection of projects). They will then investigate the goals and questions of their chosen project, the challenges it faces, and the methods that are applied (review of publications and webpages, interviews with project leaders, academic staff) and present the project as a practical example of a transformative research project (oral presentation). In presenting the example, they will focus particularly on the methods. That is, the students will choose a method they find particularly interesting (out of the methods applied by the project), and they will facilitate a simulated application of this method in the seminar (method simulation; handout). During the time in which the students prepare their presentation and the simulation of methods, the seminar will be conducted as a workshop in which the lecturer will provide demand-based support.
The seminar will conclude with a discussion about the chances and limitations of transformative research and with a reflection about the diversity of methods that has been presented during the semester.
|Lernziele||• The students know the history, challenges, and characteristics of transformative and transdisciplinary research, and they are able to use this background as a framework to discuss practical examples of transformative research (projects and methods).
• The students know about the dilemmas, trade-offs, and tricky decisions in transformative research projects.
• The students know different methods that are used in transformative research and are able to discuss their potentials and limitations.
• The students have experiences in preparing and facilitating the simulation of a method.
|Literatur||Literature will be provided during the seminar.|
|Einsatz digitaler Medien||kein spezifischer Einsatz|
|Datum||18.09.2023 – 18.12.2023|
Montag, 14.15-16.00 Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
|Montag 18.09.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 25.09.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 02.10.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 09.10.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 16.10.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 23.10.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 30.10.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 06.11.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 13.11.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 20.11.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 27.11.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 04.12.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 11.12.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
|Montag 18.12.2023||14.15-16.00 Uhr||Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212|
Modul: Changing Societies Lab (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Methoden der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Near & Middle Eastern Studies und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Soziologie und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften: qualitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
|Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung||Investigating the goals, questions, participants, challenges, and methods used in a running (or recently completed) transformative project. Present this project as a practical example of transformative research (oral presentation). Select one method used in this project, facilitate a simulated application of this method in the seminar (method simulation), and produce a handout about the method (handout). This will most probably be done in small groups.|
|An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung||Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich|
|Skala||Pass / Fail|
|Wiederholtes Belegen||nicht wiederholbar|
|Zuständige Fakultät||Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anbietende Organisationseinheit||Fachbereich Soziologie|