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DOI 10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103683
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Can we talk? Disrupting science circles with narrative-led dialogs
Author Leipold, S.; Luo, A.; Simoens, M.; Helander, H.; Petit-Boix, A.
Source Titel Environmental Science & Policy
Year 2024
Department UPOL
Volume 153
Page From art. 103683
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Narratives; Disruption; Interdisciplinarity; Group values; Sustainability transformation; Reflexivity
Abstract Sustainability scientists are increasingly expressing concerns about the lack of creativity and reflexivity, vital elements for driving sustainability transformations, in their profession. We argue that these concerns stem from established scientific practices of knowledge accumulation and interdisciplinary research, often neglecting the influence of group values and disciplinary paradigms. In response, we propose the narrative-led dialog as a tool for sustainability scientists to recognize, analyze and engage with such values and paradigms within interdisciplinary scientific practice. Building upon existing methods, the use of narratives offers scientists an additional way to identify and address the complexities of conflicts, overlaps, and uncertainties inherent in the values and paradigms that guide scientific research and collaboration. This process of revelation can assist sustainability scientists in disrupting traditional academic boundaries, fostering an environment that better nurtures sustainability transformation. Through the narrative-led dialog, scientists can achieve several crucial objectives; they can (1) deepen their scientific practice, (2) identify, discuss and negotiate the underlying values shaping their research, and (3) create an environment conducive to breakthrough ideas, both within their specific fields and across broader sustainability science communities.
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Leipold, S., Luo, A., Simoens, M., Helander, H., Petit-Boix, A. (2024):
Can we talk? Disrupting science circles with narrative-led dialogs
Environ. Sci. Policy 153 , art. 103683 10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103683