814.017 (20S) Peer Seminar

Sommersemester 2020

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10.03.2020 15:30 - 17:00 , SR 3b Off Campus
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Peer Seminar
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
5 (12 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will be introduced to two recent IPCC Special Reports (Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5 ºC” and Special Report “Climate Change and Land”) and relate their own (ongoing or planned) research to a selected part of these reports.

By presenting their own work in the context of current IPCC reports, students will be able to better position their research in the ongoing climate-change discourse and to link it to the state-of-the-art (including potential knowledge gaps) in climate change research.

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

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

The course will include two introductory meetings, a two-day block seminar, and a concluding course unit. IPCC reports are freely available through the internet. Students will prepare presentations on their research approach, including relevant literature for their work, and identify corresponding sections in the IPCC Reports. The presentations will be focused on framing the student’s own research within the context of a selected section in an IPCC special report. 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, including the challenge of transforming to a zero-carbon society. A variety of methods and analytical frameworks aim at identifying the scope and trends in resource use and GHG emissions, its environmental impacts and / or socio-political context. Such scientific approaches assume that understanding unsustainability is a prerequisite for a low-carbon transformation.

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 various themes addressed in two recent IPCC reports, the 1.5°C warming report and the Land report, reflect 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 these IPCC reports.



Note/Grade Benotungsschema

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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