934308 Climate scholar activism


Type
Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
4
Lecturer (assistant)
Plank, Christina , Lemke, Stefanie , Zottl, Marion
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Students will reflect on the self-conception and self-understanding of researchers. They will be familiar with different strategies of science and the role of scientists in the climate crisis. Students will acquire knowledge in different scientific theoretical anchoring. They will engage in “doing political ecologies”, in the fields of climate-social politics; together with non-academic actors such as NGOs and social movements. They will be familiar with innovative transdisciplinary methods, e.g., critical participatory action research, creative methods (e.g., storytelling, social cartography) and arts-based approaches.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will apply different innovative transdisciplinary methods. As such, students will be able to design and conduct workshops, do videos, mapping etc. Students will be trained in out of the box thinking, flexible process-led coresearching and translating findings (e.g., via blogs for public dissemination). Students get trained in participatory and creative methods. Students learn how to prepare and conduct group work, taking different roles as lead and team member and co-researcher among academic and non-academic actors. They practice different methods of moderation and co-researching. They get background knowledge in North-South relations. Students have competences in giving and receiving feedback. They are experienced in teamwork.They train clear communication, working independently, conflict management, time management, presenting their outcomes and self-organizing in general.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.