Breckwoldt, Annette (2020) ISATEC Module 'Interdisciplinarity between Natural and Social Sciences'. [Teaching resource]

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Coastal planning and management (CPM) is an area of research that is inherently interdisciplinary. Therefore, the main purpose of this week is the exploration of disciplinary boundaries, potential pitfalls and complexities (theoretical and practical) found in inter- and transdisciplinary research and fieldwork. This includes the examination and understanding of aspects relevant for local CPM, such as local leadership, resource ownership, poverty and gender, coastal protection measures (incl. waste management) and tourism. In addition to the examination of interdisciplinarity for coastal marine resource management, this week is also designed to have a strong focus on the researching students themselves. How can the student prepare their social-ecological fieldwork, how can the research setting be approached, the data collected using both qualitative and quantitative approaches? What expectations exist - on the side of the researcher as well of the local population?
The course will facilitate clearing some of the interdisciplinary ‘smog’ and, by drawing on a number of case studies from ZMT researchers, encourage students to achieve a holistic view on CPM settings.
Part of the daily study is set aside for discussions and questions on the own project plans which the students have developed by this time of the semester. The reading will be done in self-study and discussions take place with the entire group to facilitate the exchange of viewpoints, personal and professional experiences

Document Type: Teaching resource
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 13:37
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:01

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