Exploring transdisciplinary integration
Integration - connoting a process of creating a coherent and comprehensive whole of different perspectives being brought together - is widely regarded as both the key feature and the core challenge of transdisciplinary research. Often, integration is considered critical to the success (or failure) of transdisciplinary research projects or programs. Three overriding questions thus arise: What means integration in transdisciplinary research projects or programs? What strategies, practices and tools support integration? How can we induce learning processes about transdisciplinary integration in projects or programs and beyond?
Leading transdisciplinary integration
Leadership in transdisciplinary research endeavours is neither sufficiently discussed in literature nor adequately reflected on in practice. Two questions thus emerge: What challenges does transdisciplinary integration pose for project or program leaders as well as for researchers and practitioners involved in trandisciplinary research endeavours ? What leadership models and skills support transdisciplinary integration?