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Guidelines for Integrative Training in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research Settings: Hints and Tools for Trainers of Trainers

Guidelines for Integrative Training in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research Settings: Hints and Tools for Trainers of Trainers

Karl Herweg, Natalie Schäfer, Anne B. Zimmermann

Publisher: NCCR North-South, Geographica Bernensia, Bern, Switzerland, 2012


Research on global change and sustainable development issues requires a transdisciplinary approach, which implies close cooperation both between different scientific disciplines (interdisciplinarity), and between scientists and other societal actors. This, in turn, calls for a training approach that supports this type of research. We refer to this training as “integrative training”, i.e. training that integrates students from different scientific disciplines, brings together researchers and practitioners, and takes into account different cultures in academic training. The training is based on “case-study-based learning”, implemented in 8- to 10-day courses in environments that offer options for 2- to 3-day fieldwork activities on complex global change issues. The present guidelines offer practical assistance for trainers who wish to design, plan, and conduct training events in complex research settings. Print copies are available at: nccr-north-south[at]cde.unibe.ch

Herweg K, Schäfer N, Zimmermann A. 2012. Guidelines for Integrative Training in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research Settings: Hints and Tools for Trainers of Trainers. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, 64 pp.

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