Universität Wien

180045 VO Knowledge Creation: Epistemological Foundations (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Vorbesprechung: Do 7.10.2021
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock | https://goo.gl/maps/rrz3zcntPUyJCrwy5
* 9 Uhr für Studierende, die das Erweiterungscurriclum (EC) Knowledge Creation inskribiert haben
* 12 Uhr für Studierende, die NUR die Vorlesung Knowledge Creation besuchen wollen (incl. EC Studierende)

* Weitere allgemeine und Termin-Informationen zum Erweiterungscurriculum (EC) "Knowledge Creation: Wie neues Wissen und Innovation entstehen" siehe: http://innovation.univie.ac.at/
* Weitere Informationen siehe: http://www.univie.ac.at/knowledge/peschl/


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates



Dates, times, locations, & information:

Information on all dates and locations for this course can be found here: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

COVID-19 Informationen:
Da die Anzahl der Teilnehmer*innen voraussichtlich die erlaubte Anzahl der Personen im jeweiligen Hörsaal übersteigen wird, wird dieser Kurs online stattfinden.
Wenn Sie für diesen Kurs registriert sind (u:find), werden Sie rechtzeitig per Mail über die Unterrichtsmodalitäten (Tools, Links/Adressen, etc.) informiert.
In jedem Fall bleiben die angegebenen Termine (Daten/Zeiten) (siehe link) gleich. Der Ort wird eine digitale Plattform sein.
Bitte beachten Sie den zugehörigen Moodle Course für alle Informationen bezüglich der Umstellung auf Online-Modus für diesen Kurs!


Aims, contents and method of the course

The reactive solving of problems or the optimization of knowledge are no longer sufficient in a highly complex ("VUCA") world like the one we live in today. Rather, it is a matter of "thinking from the future" to generate new knowledge and new approaches, "listening and understanding what wants to emerge", in order to develop approaches and concepts that actively shape this future and change it sustainably ("Futures Literacy").
The extension curriculum (EC) "Knowledge Creation: How new knowledge and innovation emerge" and this lecture deals with the question of the emergence of (radically) new knowledge and the generation and design of innovation. The lecture offers the theoretical concepts, while in the VU and SE "Knowledge Studio", which belong to the EC, these theoretical concepts are implemented in practical innovation and knowledge projects up to prototypes in a workshop/studio.
Theoretical basics and practical tools are discussed, ranging from idea generation, structuring of knowledge, precise observation, identification of potential, "learning from the future", "listening to what comes up", prototyping, design, presentation of an innovation and basics of didactics of knowledge transfer and collaborative knowledge generation.
In this EC/VO state-of-the-art innovation and knowledge generation concepts and technologies (and their theoretical background) are presented and applied in concrete settings (e.g. explicit making of implicit assumptions, understanding patterns of perception and thinking, theory-U/presencing, different modes of profound and qualitative/ethnographic observation, interviews, deep knowing, exploring potentials, prototyping, etc.). These processes affect both the individual and the collective level.
This EC/VO offers sufficient space for reflection on your projects and students' questions.

For further information see:

* By registering for this course you agree that the automated plagiarism software Turnitin processes and stores your data and contributions (exams, project work, seminar papers, etc.)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written online exam, >60% of the points must be achieved for a positive result.

The exam for the lecture takes the form of a "24h-take-home/open-book online exam":
- If you are registered for this exam date, you will receive the questions/questionnaires for this exam by e-mail on the above start date/time. From this point on, you have 24 hours to work on the questions. You will find all further instructions on the questionnaire.
- After the 24 hours, return this paper/essay and the exam paper online (via Moodle).
- Further information on the (online) procedure can be found at the respective examination date.

- You can use all documents and resources available to you for your work; however, they must be cited in accordance with the requirements of scientific work.
- Please let the course instructor know at least 2 weeks before the exam date if you do not have the necessary technical infrastructure (computer, internet access, etc.) to take the exam.

- Reserve enough time for your work on this day.
- You have to register via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ for/before the respective exam date (please note the deadlines for registration)!
Otherwise, no grade can be issued for this exam.
- By registering for this course/examination, you agree that all written (partial) achievements submitted by you via Moodle will be checked with the automated plagiarism check software Turnitin.
- You can find the exam dates on u:find in the description of this course under "Exam dates"

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Written online exam, >60% of the points must be achieved for a positive result (see point Type of performance assessment).

* The work will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
# scientific quality
# Stringency and well-founded argumentation
# Consideration of the existing scientific literature (and its citation)
# Originality
# Interdisciplinarity
- Bring in your own disciplinary background

- The aim of this exam is not to reproduce what you have learned, but to independently write a short scientific paper/essay on the topic of the respective exam question(s), in which you develop your own ideas, arguments and concepts.
- Since this form of the exam offers sufficient time for work and research, a high-quality paper/essay that meets the criteria of a small scientific work (extended abstract) is expected.

%/points | grade
93-100 | sehr gut (1)
81-92 | gut (2)
71-80 | befriedigend (3)
61-70 | genügend (4)
0-60 | nicht genügend (5)

- You must (a) be registered for this course and (b) register via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ for/before the respective exam date (please note the registration deadlines)!
Otherwise, no grade can be issued for this exam.
- If, after registering for an exam date, you decide not to take part in the exam, you must deregister from this exam before the deadline.
- If the exam is canceled without giving an important reason or is not uploaded to Moodle within the specified period, the exam will be assessed as "insufficient".

Examination topics

Exam material is the presented content of the lecture (set of slides is provided on Moodle).

For further information see:

Reading list

Alle Informationen siehe hier und im zugehörigen Moodle Kurs:

Chen, J., A. Brem, and P.K. Wong (Eds.) (2019). The Routledge Companion to innovation management. Oxon, New York: Routledge.
Chesbrough, H.W., W. Vanhaverbeke, and J. West (2006). Open innovation: Researching a new paradigm. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dodgson, M. and D. Gann (2010). Innovation. A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Drucker, P.F. (1985). Innovation and entrepreneurship. Practice and principles. London: Heinemann.
Fagerberg, J., D.C. Mowery, and R.R. Nelson (Eds.) (2006). The Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen (2009). Innovation studies. The emerging structure of a new scientific field. Research Policy 38, 218–233.
Krippendorff, K. (2006). The semantic turn. A new foundation for design. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis CRC Press.
Miller, R. (2015). Learning, the future, and complexity. An essay on the emergence of futures literacy. European Journal of Education 50(4), 513–523.
Peschl, M.F. and T. Fundneider (2013). Theory-U and Emergent Innovation. Presencing as a method of bringing forth profoundly new knowledge and realities. In O. Gunnlaugson, C. Baron, and M. Cayer (Eds.), Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the field, pp. 207–233. Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference/IGI Global.
Peschl, M.F. (2019). Design and innovation as co‐creating and co‐becoming with the future. Design Management Journal 14(1), 4–14.
Peschl, M.F. (2020). Theory U: From potentials and co-becoming to bringing forth emergent innovation and shaping a thriving future. On what it means to "learn from the future as it emerges". In O. Gunnlaugson and W. Brendel (Eds.), Advances in Presencing, pp. 65–112. Vancouver: Trifoss Business Press.
Tidd, J and J. Bessant (2009). Managing innovation. Integrating technological, market and organizational change (fourth ed.). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

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