814.017 (19S) Peer Seminar

Sommersemester 2019

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18.03.2019 16:00 - 17:30 Schottenfeldgasse 29, SR 6 Off Campus
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Peer Seminar
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
9 (15 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches to conceive of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By presenting their own work in the context of current sustainability studies, students will be able to better position their research in the discourse on sustainable development and the SDGs.

Students will identify implicit assumptions underlying their research and critically reflect on the limits and potentials of their own work

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The course will include two introductory meetings, the participation in the ÖAW SDG Symposium (4-5 April 2019), and a two day block seminar. We will provide introductory texts on Social Ecology and the SDGs. Students will prepare presentations on their research approach, including relevant literature for their work. These presentations will be focused on framing the student’s own research within the SDG context. The block seminar will include group work and discussions. Students will write a short reflection paper summing up their major findings.


Socio-ecological research contributes to a better understanding of current sustainability problems: a variety of methods and analytical frameworks aim at identifying the scope and trends in resource use, its environmental impacts and / or socio-political context. Such scientific approaches assume that understanding unsustainability is a prerequisite for a transition towards sustainable development.

Depending on the choice of methods and approaches, different sustainability problems are addressed, focusing on specific environmental problems, actors, types of behavior, etc. This diversity corresponds to a broad range of sustainability problems detected by different social actors. The recent formulation of the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDG’s) reflects this diversity.

In this seminar, we discuss the socio-ecological research conducted by the participants in their Master or PhD theses against the framework provided by the SDG’s.



contributions to discussions and written reflection paper


content of all sessions


Grading is based on the active participation of students in the course. A positive evaluation requires that a student attends two-thirds of the seminar units, prepares his/her own presentation, contributes to discussions and writes a short reflection paper.


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Position im Curriculum

  • Doktoratsprogramm Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) (SKZ: ---, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) (Pflichtfach)
      • Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE) ( 0.0h XX / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 814.017 Peer Seminar (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: PF4 Seminare zur Masterarbeit (Pflichtfach)
      • PF4.1 Forschungsbegleitende Seminare ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 814.017 Peer Seminar (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)

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