Lena Theiler

Lena Theiler
Institute for Social-Ecological Research | ISOE · Transdisciplinary Methods and Concepts

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Transdisciplinary sustainability research aims to mitigate or to solve complex societal problems and advance the production of scientific knowledge. Reflexive approaches to transdisciplinary research processes are outlined to systematically strengthen the potential for societal effectiveness. So far, it is rare to find empirically based analyses of...
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Transdisciplinary research (TDR) seeks to address real-world problems and aims to be socially transformative. This normative objective extends beyond particular TDR projects, as real-world problems are embedded in concrete contexts but, at the same time, are also related to wider societal challenges that are not restricted to one context. Therefore...
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Zu diesem Text Der vorliegende Bericht ist das Ergebnis eines Eigenprojektes zum Thema ‚Flugscham‘, welches von April 2019 bis Dezember 2019 am ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung durchgeführt wurde. Zwei zentrale Fragestellungen waren dabei für das Projektteam von Interesse: Wie wird der öffentliche Diskurs zu Flugscham in Deutschland...
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Over the past decade, transdisciplinary research has been faced with increasing demands by research policy and funding bodies to make its contribution to dealing with complex societal problems more transparent. In the literature, there is a range of methodological attempts to trace and describe the effects of transdisciplinary research, but these a...
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Das Verbundprojekt „BioKompass - Kommunikation und Partizipation für die gesell- schaftliche Transformation zur Bioökonomie“ zielte darauf, Transformationsprozesse hin zu einer Bioökonomie, das heißt, einer nachhaltigen, biobasierten und an natürlichen Kreisläufen orientierten Wirtschaftsweise zu unterstützen. Gesellschaftlich wie wissenschaftlich...
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Während Klimaforschung lange als rein naturwissenschaftliches Unterfangen galt, wird sie zunehmend auch in den Sozialwissenschaften betrieben. Die Popularisierung in und außerhalb der Wissenschaft hat dabei nicht nur zu neuen Problembezügen geführt, sondern auch eine wachsende Unübersichtlichkeit produziert: Es ist ein Bedarf entstanden, disziplinä...
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Während Klimaforschung lange als rein naturwissenschaftliches Unterfangen galt, wird sie zunehmend auch in den Sozialwissenschaften betrieben. Die Popularisierung in und außerhalb der Wissenschaft hat dabei nicht nur zu neuen Problembezügen geführt, sondern auch eine wachsende Unübersichtlichkeit produziert: Es ist ein Bedarf entstanden, disziplinä...
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Since the emergence of transdisciplinary research, context dependencies, innovative formats and methods, societal effects, and scientific effects are key aspects that have been discussed at length. However, what is still missing is an integrative perspective on these four aspects, and the guidance on how to apply such an integrative perspective in...
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Contribution to "Blog Postwachstum" https://www.postwachstum.de/zur-legitimitaet-des-fliegens-20200312
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Die vorliegende Studie fasst Erkenntnisse aus der Auswertung einer Befragung der 33 Projekte der BMBF-Fördermaßnahme „Umwelt- und gesellschaftsverträgliche Transformation des Energiesystems“ (2013 – 2017) zusammen. Die Befragung umfasste drei eigenständige Themenkomplexe, denen in dieser Studie jeweils ein Kapitel gewidmet ist: - gesellschaftliche...

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tdAcademy picks up on the need to expand and deepen the knowledge base for effective td research and reacts to the need from the td research community to reflect, consolidate and advance the td research practice and its unique features. We will consolidate the newest insights concerning the four issues societal impact, scientific impact, context dependencies, and new formats of td research. Then we want to discuss our insights with experts in the field from science, society, and research funding agencies. In addition, we seek to bring together capacity-building opportunities from leading td research institutes and develop new ones to support td researchers, especially early-career researchers. https://www.td-academy.org/en/home/
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So far, there are hardly any generally accepted quality standards for successful transdisciplinary research. At the same time research programs are increasingly requiring transdisciplinary research approaches. The TransImpact project analyses how and with what kind of methods transdisciplinary research can achieve the desired societal and scientific impacts. Picking up societal problems, the participation of practice actors, the integration of heterogeneous knowledge bases and the generalization of individual cases are central features of transdisciplinary research. Within TransImpact the exchange with researchers, practice actors and funding institutions will focus on these four points. By systematically assessing completed research projects and channelling the results back to the practice actors and other experts four goals are to be achieved: (1) The strengthening of scientific bases: integrative concepts, methods, quality criteria are being identified. (2) The strengthening of the scientific community: by sharing challenges and quality standards of transdisciplinary research the community building is encouraged. (3) The strengthening of multipliers for transdisciplinary work: contributing to the establishment of a recognized canon for disciplinary research. (4) The consolidation of the knowledge basis: the establishment of the online hub transdisciplinarity as a virtual forum where findings and experiences of TransImpact will be made available and can be interactively developed. The online hub will serve as a pre-study for a Virtual Academy for Transdisciplinary Studies. Background So far, there are only few studies dealing with the links between the mode of research, its methodological characteristics and the societal and scientific effects. The importance of this step becomes evident as besides the funding scheme Social-Ecological Research (SOEF) of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) – a programme that has been transdisciplinarily orientated since its implementation – the requirement for inter- and transdisciplinary research designs have also become part of other research programs and agenda processes. The civic platforms Forschungswende in Germany and Future Earth internationally are two of those examples even if they are very differently orientated. In the current practice, the understanding of transdisciplinarity is getting more and more differentiated so terms and concepts apparently need to be clarified. There is also an increasing demand for orientation with regard to methods and quality standards. The studies done so far will be taken into consideration by the current research project TransImpact. It is the aim of TransImpact to define the potential of positive effects triggered by transdisciplinary research within the specific societal field of action. The continuing exchange of information with actors from transdisciplinary research on these potentials and the underlying quality standards are part of TransImpact.