390024 DK PhD-M: Philosophy of Science (2011S)
Foundations and Practicing Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Science and Technology
For detailed information concerning the contents and dates see (here you can find *all* dates and locations!): http://www.univie.ac.at/knowledge/peschl/
- Anmeldung von Mo 07.02.2011 09:00 bis Do 17.02.2011 17:00
- Anmeldung von Mi 23.02.2011 09:00 bis Fr 25.02.2011 14:00
- Abmeldung bis Mo 14.03.2011 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
" Knowledge and understanding of central questions, key concepts, approaches, and core terminology in philosophy of science
" Understanding und practical experience of knowledge technologies, socio-epistemological technologies, techniques of knowledge creation, and interdisciplinary cooperation.
" Gain insight into the field and scientific culture of philosophy of science
" Understanding and awareness of strengths and weaknesses of scientific knowledge
" Awareness of the differences in scientific cultures and terminologies
" Basic knowledge and understanding of the history of philosophy of science as a field
" Understanding of the relationship between natural sciences, humanities, and other forms of scientific and (so-called) non-scientific knowledge
" Gain familiarity with methods of knowledge creation, investigating reality, and knowledge technologies relevant in scientific processes
" Gain familiarity with a range of methodological and epistemological approaches and their methodologies relevant to philosophy of science and discern differences and commonalities between them
" Ability to read, present, and discuss philosophy of science relevant literature
" Ability to critically think and to reflect on different approaches in an interdisciplinary context
" Ability to work both in an analytical and synthetic mode
" Ability to assume a meta-perspective and to think in larger contexts
" Ability to reflect on one's implicit assumptions concerning one's discipline or approach
" Ability to communicate in physical and virtual environments
" Ability to discuss different points of view in an interdisciplinary team
" Ability to organize group activities
" Ability to appreciate individual expertise
" Ability to reflect upon and discuss individual motivation and interests in the context of ones personal and scientific identity
This course is mainly designed as an advanced philosophy of science module for PhD- and advanced masters students, primarily for PhD-students on economics. It is open for students from all disciplines who want to get an overview of the field of philosophy of science and who are interested in state-of-the-art knowledge creation technologies. This course is explicitly designed for an interdisciplinary audience; they are expected to be open to other disciplines/perspectives, to share their knowledge, to reflect their (hidden) assumptions, as well as to be involved personally.
The main didactical goal of this course is to learn by jointly generating, sharing, negotiating, and creating (new) knowledge. This course consists of two parts: the first part follows a classical seminar format whereas the second part is rather project oriented (with theoretical grounding).
Part 1: Foundations of philosophy of science
In this part students will work in groups on basic issues in philosophy of science in a seminar style design. Each group is responsible for a particular paradigm or question as well as for the didactical design of their unit: this includes presentation(s), room for practical applications and student interaction, reflection, open questions, as well as moderation of discussion.
The presentations have to be discussed with the teachers one week ahead of the planned presentation date!
Part 2: Knowledge creation
The second part of this course deals with issues of knowledge creation. It is designed as theory-guided practical project work consisting of several phases which are described in detail in the sections below. These phases consist of face-2-face sessions as well as of project work which has to be done in teams ("knowledge creation teams"/KCTs). Furthermore, these KCTs have their virtual (WWW) project space where they communicate and share their findings, observations, new insights, questions, etc. There will be one external "retreat-like" day outside the classroom where an alternative technique of knowledge creation will be experimented with. After a phase of prototyping the theoretical background and the experiences are reflected in the final phase.
These phases will be accompanied by the teachers in each step of the project work.