Transdisciplinarity sdg13 Climate action

Be aware that dealing with climate change
requires transdisciplinary approaches, not only because it involves all disciplines, from social to scientific, from legal to technological, but also because it affects people personally and involves values, cultures and life styles, as well as the perception of how these contribute to
global change.

For example:

In groups, students allocate as many of these roles as possible, (starting from the top):

  • Facilitator
  • Sociologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Economist
  • Local religious leader
  • Computer scientist
  • Scientist/mathematician

This makes up the governing body of a local educational institution.
Government policy is to take the institution out of local authority control and make it a ‘free’ school, meaning you are able to decide for yourselves its future direction.

Task A

Group: Discuss what should be the focus/vision from your perspective. Try to win the others around to your idea
Facilitator: Listen and take notes. Decide who makes the most compelling argument/who ‘wins’

Task B

Facilitator: stage another discussion.
This time try to find a focus/vision that can satisfy all members of the group.
A win-win?
Plenary reflect on the different experiences.