Complementary workshop offerings
Workshop offer 1: Research with societal actors - why and how?
Dr. Ina Opitz, Research Forum Officer of the Berlin University Alliance
Date, time and location:
12.10.2023, 10:00 - 14:30
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, seminar building: Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, seminar room 0202 on the 2nd floor.
Transdisciplinarity is a research approach in which scientists* work together with societal actors* on jointly set questions. In doing so, practical knowledge and scientific knowledge are integrated in such a way that new knowledge emerges. A basic assumption of transdisciplinarity is that this method-guided, integrating work and the insights gained from it contribute even better to solving societal challenges.
In the workshop, participants will learn about and apply the basics of transdisciplinary thinking and acting. Central questions are: What is transdisciplinarity? When does transdisciplinary research make sense? Does my research topic have the potential to be worked on with societal actors or how should it be tailored? Which societal actors do I need to work on my topic? How can I make the collaboration productive?
The workshop consists of impulses, exercises and joint reflections on the results.
Workshop offer 2: (Anti-)Discrimination in the Context of Higher Education
Sumona Dhakal, trainer for anti-discrimination with focus on racism in higher education and development cooperation
Date, time and location:
13.11.2023, 22.01.2024 and 19.02.2024, each 2:00p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Seminargebäude: Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Seminarraum 0202 im 2. OG
The three-session training is aimed at people in teaching-learning environments serving as a gradual (initial) sensitization and semester-long space for exchange.
The 1st session will give an overview and foundational knowledge about (anti-)discrimination with a focus on epistemic violence and structural racism, as well as critical perspectives around the (dilution of) diversity & inclusion. We will talk about prevention possibilities (reproduction potential, methods for dealing with & sensitizing the space) and develop practical adaptation strategies for your own seminar.
Accompanying your seminar throughout semester, we will engage in a (self-)reflective exchange, and address experiences made in the seminar around discrimination-related power dynamics & different positionalities. Peer-support strategies as well as intervention possibilities for challenging situations will be discussed.
In a final reflection session and a finalizing futurity workshop, your own seminar concept can be adapted for the upcoming semester(s) towards more discrimination-sensitive, power-critical and inclusive teaching and learning spaces.
The entire series is intended to encourage a deeper reflection around the topics of epistemic violence, educational justice, and intersectional educational work, as well as their practical implementation to teaching-learning contexts. It is recommended to attend all sessions, as they build up on another and are process-based. Late comers should familiarize themselves in advance with the initial input and learn about the training content through a buddy system, that will be inaugurated in the first session.