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Upscaling transdisciplinarity through societal learning

Watch Stephan Rist explain the links between social and societal learning.

Transdisciplinary co-creation is normally based on face-to-face communication and concerns micro-levels of social organisation.

The co-creation of knowledge is successful to the degree it triggers a social learning process resulting in a shared understanding of the problem and options to solve it. Social learning processes create room for joint reflection and democratic action, in which the power relations among participants are replaced by the ‘power of the most convincing argument’. If the social learning processes identify structural constraints that impede the realisation of the solutions proposed by the participants at micro-levels, social learning transforms into societal learning that not only focusses on improving the conditions at micro-, but also at meso- and macro-levels.

Educator: Prof. Stephan Rist

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