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Science Borealis

Mar 30, 2018

Description:

Future Earth has a mandate to explore transdisciplinary research, but what does that even mean?

Some of you might be familiar with other kinds of research such as multi- or interdisciplinary research.

In this episode, we explore this emerging research paradigm through interviews with members of the Future Earth network (part 1) as well as with a guest appearance (part 2) with Dr. Jochen Jaeger, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University.

Because a picture tells a thousand words: Dr. Jaeger shared some useful images, below, that might help you wrap your head around the topic of transdisciplinary research.

 
 
 
 

The two above images from: Jaeger, J., and M. Scheringer (2000): Transdisciplinarity — just a buzzword? Overcoming some popular objections to transdisciplinary research. — In: Häberli, R., Scholz, R.W., Bill, A., and M. Welti (Eds.): Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-solving among science, technology and society. Proceedings of the international transdisciplinarity 2000 conference; Workbook I. Haffmans Sachbuch Verlag, Zürich: 259–262.

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Recommended reading:

  • Jaeger, J., and M. Scheringer (2000): Transdisciplinarity — just a buzzword? Overcoming some popular objections to transdisciplinary research. — In: Häberli, R., Scholz, R.W., Bill, A., and M. Welti (Eds.): Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-solving among science, technology and society. Proceedings of the international transdisciplinarity 2000 conference; Workbook I. Haffmans Sachbuch Verlag, Zürich: 259–262.
  • Jaeger, J., und M. Scheringer (1999): What is transdisciplinarity? — Some critical remarks on the “management perspective” (in German; Wofür steht Transdisziplinarität? — Kritische Anmerkungen zur „Managementperspektive“). — GAIA 8(1): 5–7.
  • Nicolescu, B., & ERTAS, A. (2008). Transdisciplinary theory and practice. Creskill: Hampton Press.
  • Rittel, H. W., & Webber, M. M. (1973). Dilemmas in a general theory of planning. Policy sciences, 4(2), 155–169.
  • Scheringer, M., Jaeger, J., and M. Esfeld (2000): Transdisciplinarity and holism — how are different disciplines connected in environmental research? — In: Häberli, R., Scholz, R.W., Bill, A., and M. Welti (Eds.): Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-solving among science, technology and society. Proceedings of the international transdisciplinarity 2000 conference; Workbook I. Haffmans Sachbuch Verlag, Zürich: 35–37.

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Unsure of who Future Earth is and haven’t heard our first show?

Episode 1 of The Worlds We Want: “Introduction to Future Earth”

Acknowledgments: 

Hosts: Cheryl Gladu, Tristan Mason, Joel, Odjick. Writing by Cheryl Gladu. Field recording by Arun Dayanandan, Charly Plaisir, Cheryl Gladu. Interviews by Tristan Masson, Joel Odjick, Charly Plaisir and Cheryl Gladu. Recording and production at CJLO 1690am by Patrick McDowall and Allison O’Reilly. And, of course, the whole thing is