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Dream team or evil twins? International tandems in transdisciplinary research

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Padmanabhan M. Dream team or evil twins? International tandems in transdisciplinary research. Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability. 2018 Jan;27(191-217).

Transdisciplinary projects combine interdisciplinary perspectives on a subject matter with the integration of stakeholders’ knowledge. Transdisciplinary research shares the three defining characteristics of interdisciplinarity, problem orientation and a reflexive relationship between researchers and project partners (Novy, Beinstein and Voßemer, 2008). Each transdisciplinary research project is a single case, a learning experience occurring at a specific time in a unique societal and academic constellation. To pass on experience, it needs to be systematised in order to capture learning outcomes. The aim of telling the stories of disciplinary tandems in a transdisciplinary intercultural setting is thus to identify patterns and properties in order to aid transferability.

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transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, international, intercultural

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Provide institutional support for team science
  • Provide training for team science to team members or students
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science
  • Engage community partners in your scientific team
  • Collaborate virtually

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Resource created by Katie Dolan on 5/31/2018 11:06:32 AM.

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