The International Sciences Council programme on Transformations to Sustainability strengthens social responses to climate change and environmental concerns. It has established a number of Transformative Knowledge Networks linking scientists, educators, civil society, policy makers, business and other stakeholders together. The T-learning project was one of the first of these Transformative Knowledge Networks.
The T-Learning project focused on learning as an important driver of change towards sustainability. Yet, we know little about the type of transformative, transgressive learning (t-learning) that could potentially enable such change.
In response, this t-learning transformative knowledge network, focusing specifically on transgressive social learning for social-ecological sustainability in times of climate change, will seek to uncover and enable t-learning processes at the climate-energy-food-water security and social justice nexus. We aim to generate, surface and describe qualities of T-learning processes, and their role and contribution to sustainability transformations.
Our specific objectives are to:
1. Investigate and expand the emergence and qualities of t-learning processes in selected food-water-energy-climate-social justice nexus contexts in diverse niche level settings,
2. Investigate and identify potential ‘germ cell’ sustainability activities and engage these in potential expansions within a multi-levelled perspective, and trace how this is done, and
3. Develop generative t-learning methodologies for informing social-ecological science research and praxis, and extend current theoretical work on t-learning within the social-ecological sciences.
We will pursue these objectives via co-engaged processes of working with diverse actors across nine countries in selected t-learning community sites (t-learning LABS) in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe to develop inter-cultural understanding of such learning processes.
Through co-engaged research and actively engaged t-learning processes, network members aim to shape practice, theory and methodology for t-learning, developing the theory and practice of t-learing in practice.
Visit the rest of our website:
- Our news and views section will carry up to date news and views on t-learning research.
- The case studies will share updates of the work emerging in our T-LEARNING LABS in the different countries.
- The resources page will share papers we are publishing, as well as videos, podcasts, webinars and other material to support t-learning research and practice. We also share insights into readings that inspire our work.
- The research school will share insight into t-learning narratives, methods and approaches. In time, we will also add short on-line research school courses focussing on t-learning research as activism.