Michael Stauffacher: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2019

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Michael Stauffacher
ETH Zürich, CHN K 78
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 49 07

701-0015-00LTransdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Interdisciplinarity and Stakeholder Engagement Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 20.
Priority is given to PhD students D-USYS.

All participants will be on the waiting list at first. Enrollment is possible until September 25th. The waiting list is active until September 27th. All students will be informed on September 27th, if they can participate in the lecture.
The lecture takes place if a minimum of 12 students register for it.
2 KP2SM. Stauffacher, C. E. Pohl
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar is designed for PhD students and PostDoc researchers involved in inter- or transdisciplinary research. It addresses and discusses challenges of this kind of research using scientific literature presenting case studies, concepts, theories, methods and by testing practical tools. It concludes with a 10-step approach to make participants' research projects more societally relevant.
LernzielParticipants know specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research and can address them by applying practical tools. They can tackle questions like: how to integrate knowledge from different disciplines, how to engage with societal actors, how to secure broader impact of research? They learn to critically reflect their own research project in its societal context and on their role as scientists.
InhaltThe seminar covers the following topics:
(1) Theories and concepts of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(2) The specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(3) Collaborating between different disciplines
(4) Engaging with stakeholders
(5) 10 steps to make participants' research projects more societally relevant
Throughout the whole course, scientific literature will be read and discussed as well as practical tools explored in class to address concrete challenges.
LiteraturLiterature will be made available to the participants.
The following open access article builds a core element of the course:
Pohl, C., Krütli, P., & Stauffacher, M. (2017). Ten Reflective Steps for Rendering Research Societally Relevant. GAIA 26(1), 43-51 doi: 10.14512/gaia.26.1.10
available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/oekom/gaia/2017/00000026/00000001/art00011
Further, this collection of tools will be used
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesParticipation in the course requires participants to be working on their own research project.
701-1503-00LThe Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab) Winter School 'Science Meets Practice4 KP9AB. B. Pearce, P. Fry, C. E. Pohl, M. Stauffacher
KurzbeschreibungThere is an increasing need for scientists to understand and engage with people and institutions outside the scientific community. The TdLab Winter School is aimed at helping PhD students and Postdocs from a wide range of disciplines and institutional backgrounds to uncover the societal relevance of their own science projects and to define and clarify the societal relevance of science, in general.
Lernziel1. Participants acquire knowledge, tools and hands-on experience to work with stakeholders to frame a complex, real- world problem.
2. Participants will gain practical skills to work in groups effectively across disciplinary and cultural boundaries.
3. Participants learn to reflect on their role as scientists in society.
InhaltThe TdLab Winter School provides a conceptual and methodological foundation on the challenges of knowledge exchange and dialogue between science and practice. The course will provide space and methods for the participants to reflect on their own approach to science and how it could be utilized effectively for problem solving in the real world. Participants take the concepts and methods into the real world and test them through individual and small-group interactions with stakeholders. Participants will learn to identify and become perceptive of diverse world-views, expectations and needs of stakeholders. To this end, they will be expected to organize workshops and events within the community. Together, participants and stakeholders work towards framing complex problems and possible solutions. This year, the topic (which has been identified by the community itself as being important) is community amalgamation and spatial planning in Swiss villages. No prior experience or knowledge of the topic is required for participation.

The TdLab Winter School will take place in Propstei Wislikofen on 14-17 and 20-23 January 2020. Accommodation is provided.
SkriptCourse materials (e.g. slides, articles, toolboxes) are provided for preparatory reading and during the course (in Moodle).
LiteraturCollection of key literature in online reader in Moodle.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesParticipants (PhD students and postdocs from any field) are required to apply online providing key information about their interest and project - details and application form can be found here: http://www.tdlab.usys.ethz.ch/teaching/winterschool.html

The Winter School runs with a maximum of 25 participants.
The Winter School 2020 will be delivered by lecturers and coaches from ETH Zurich and experienced practitioners:
- BinBin Pearce (USYS TdLab, ETH Zurich)
- Michael Stauffacher (USYS TdLab, ETH Zurich)
- Christian Pohl (USYS TdLab, ETH Zürich)
- Patricia Fry (Wissensmanagement Umwelt GmbH)

The total time requirement is in the range of 120 hours, equivalent to 4 ECTS. The learning control focuses on 1) active participation, engagement in case examples, and reflection against the background of own projects and experiences, 2) active team involvement in the design and organization of stakeholder meetings. The course is successfully completed by pass (pass/no pass, thus no marks). The language of the Winter School is English. Stakeholder meetings will be in the local language (Swiss German) and translation into English is provided.

There is a participation fee of 400 CHF for the course, which is a contribution to the costs for the two blocks at the seminar venue Propstei Wislikofen, organizational support as well as material for the stakeholder meetings. Travel expenses to the venue are to be borne by the participants.
701-1543-00LTransdisciplinary Methods and Applications
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
This course is expected to take place again in 2020 only. Alternatively, we propose the course 701-0998-00L 'Environment and Human Health Risk Assessment of Chemicals', held in the Spring semester.
3 KP2GP. Krütli, M. Stauffacher
KurzbeschreibungThe course deals with transdisciplinary (td) methods, concepts and their applications in the context of case studies and problem-oriented research projects. Td methods are used in research at the science-society interface as well as when collaborating across scientific disciplines. Students learn to apply methods within a functional framework. The format of the course is seminar-like, interactive.
LernzielAt the end of the course, students:
- know purpose, function and algorithm of a selected number of transdisciplinary methods
- understand the methods' functional application in case studies and other problem-oriented research projects
- are able to reflect on potential, limits and necessity of transdisciplinary methods
InhaltThe lecture is structured as follows:
- overview of concepts and methods of inter-/transdisciplinary integration of knowledge, values and interests (ca. 20%)
- analysis of a selected number of transdisciplinary methods focusing problem framing, problem analysis, and impact (ca. 50%)
- practical application of the methods in a broader project setting (ca. 30%)
SkriptHandouts are provided
LiteraturSelected scientific articles and book-chapters