Courses

We offer a range of professional development and graduate student workshops and courses on the fundamentals of Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S), as well as on sub-topics such as managing complexity, stakeholder engagement and research integration.

 

Main 2020 courses

May 2020: workshop for participants of Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Actions on “Transdisciplinary co-design, integration and implementation.” A video of the presentation sections of the workshop is available at: https://youtu.be/liYKY5Em2eM. You can also access the slides used in the presentation (PDF 2.6MB), as well as the handout handout (PDF 360KB).

September to December 2020: short course “Interdisciplinary research excellence” for Egyptian participants through the company Knowledge E. The key elements of the course are:

  • Week 1: General overview: What are the key ingredients of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on complex environmental and other problems?
    Covers:
    – What makes complex problems complex?
    – Working with and integrating multiple disciplines, those affected by the problem, those able to take action on the problem
    – Using research to support policy and practice change.
  • Week 2: Assembling the pieces
    Covers:
    – who needs to be involved (identifying relevant disciplines and stakeholders)
    – framing the problem
    – planning for outcomes
  • Week 3: Working together
    Covers:
    – different types of participation
    – making participation work well
  • Week 4: Integration: the heart of interdisciplinarity
    Covers:
    – integration of what
    – methods for integration
    – dealing with what cannot be integrated
  • Week 5: Making a difference
    Covers:
    – understanding change
    – options for influencing change
    – how to be an effective influencer.

 

MOOC on Ignorance!

Michael Smithson and Gabriele Bammer co-teach an edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Ignorance!”. The course is currently available in self-paced mode. To register go to: www.edx.org/course/ignorance-wu-zhi-anux-igno101x.

Syllabi and evaluation results are available from when the course was first run (23 June to 4 August 2015), as well as from an expanded version run from 10 January to 13 March 2017.
 

Previous courses

We no longer keep information about previous courses up-to-date, although information about some courses run between 2007 and 2013 is available.

 

Up-coming courses

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