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Inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches and sustainability

Earlier this week, I posted an article about how to approach sustainable development on a community level (click here for the article). I contended that sustainability must be a “bottom-up” approach, firstly asking about the people’s own demands, desires and capacities. 272 more words


Backwards Design

The primary way we organize the learning that happens in Innovation Diploma is by using problems or design briefs as the framework. I am not talking about a typical “project” – I am talking about a real, client-delivered design brief that is high stakes because it’s truly a problem that needs solving. 694 more words

Innovation Diploma

The Beauty of Transdisciplinary

The emphasis on making learning meaningful is a never-ending process among educators from all around the world. As a teacher, I always ask myself at the end of my lessons, “Have my students learnt something valuable today? 241 more words


Improved method will enhance microbiome research

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an improved method for analyzing the communities of bacteria and other microorganisms that live on or inside humans, animals and the environment. 201 more words


New paper: Lessons on transdisciplinary research from a local science-action partnership

A team of researchers and practitioners working in the eThekwini Municipal Area (Durban, South Africa), recently published a paper on bridging the science-action gap in the journal Ecology and Society. 471 more words

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Challenges of a change agent: Transformative methods or transformative process?

Figure 1: Thought process of a reflective PhD Student-wannabe-change agent

Herewith a personal reflection: comments very much welcome!

I’ve recently been grappling with the question of methods in engaged, transdisciplinary research. 570 more words

Early Career Researcher

Why Can’t We Just Agree (on Anything)?

The definition of digital humanities seems still very much in question. Some such as University of Nebraska scholar Stephan Ramsay suggest that DH “is about building things,” so “you have to know how to… 457 more words