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Phase 1: problem framing

Watch how Christian Pohl explains the first step of a transdisciplinary project – the phase of ‘problem framing’.

From a theoretical point of view, transdisciplinary projects are split in three distinct phases: The phases of ‘Problem framing’, ‘Jointly conducting research’, and ‘Exploring the impact’. During the coming weeks, Christian Pohl will guide you through these project phases and introduce the major tasks, challenges, and milestones of each.

The first phase of a transdisciplinary project includes, amongst others, defining the societal problem to work on, the researchers and further actors to be involved, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities. Some of the major challenges in the first phase of a transdisciplinary project are named.

Can you identify this first phase and associated tasks or challenges in your own transdisciplinary projects? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Educator: Dr. Christian Pohl

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