This course wants to look at the importance of place-based, participatory and transdisciplinary research methods in sustainability science. Students want to learn different participatory methods to capture the knowledge and aspirations of the different agents that operate in agricultural landscapes and want to integrate this knowledge into practical outcomes for sustainable land management.

 After successfully completing this module students should:

  • Comprehend the foundations of participatory research
  • Familiar with the different types of participatory research methods
  • Be able to design and implement participatory processes

 This module has the following skills:

  • Performance of transdisciplinary processes
  • Integration of knowledge and aspirations of different agents towards sustainable land management
  • Data collection and analysis using participatory methods
  • Group work techniques (organization of working schedule, team work)
  • Presentation skills and communication of main research results