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Enabling the great transformation : transdisciplinarity as individual and institutional challenge

  • Realizing a sustainable future in the Anthropocene requires a "great transformation." The massive technological, economic, social, and cultural change this implies is based on new forms of literacy and knowledge integration. It depends on a highly transdisciplinary "transformative science," i.e., scientific knowledge production that not only focuses on "system knowledge" but also on "target" and on "transformation" knowledge, and thus integrates different disciplines and practical expertise. The existing science system is actually not fulfilling this new social contract between science and society. Frontrunner institutions like the IASS and "transdisciplinary personalities" like Klaus Töpfer are important change agents to bring forward theRealizing a sustainable future in the Anthropocene requires a "great transformation." The massive technological, economic, social, and cultural change this implies is based on new forms of literacy and knowledge integration. It depends on a highly transdisciplinary "transformative science," i.e., scientific knowledge production that not only focuses on "system knowledge" but also on "target" and on "transformation" knowledge, and thus integrates different disciplines and practical expertise. The existing science system is actually not fulfilling this new social contract between science and society. Frontrunner institutions like the IASS and "transdisciplinary personalities" like Klaus Töpfer are important change agents to bring forward the transformative mission of a future Earth science.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Uwe SchneidewindORCiDGND, Mandy Singer-Brodowski
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-58156
Editor(s):Falk Schmidt
Publisher:Oekom-Verl.
Place of publication:München
Year of Publication:2014
Language:English
Source Title (English):Contributions towards a sustainable world : in dialogue with Klaus Töpfer
First Page:189
Last Page:200
Divisions:Präsidialbereich
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt