The Changing Role of Scientists

W. Tuinstra, K.P.J. Fortuin

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Abstract

Scientists involved in sustainability issues who closely interact with stakeholders might experience that it is insufficient to only provide knowledge or evidence to these stakeholders. They might experience that the traditional role of the scientist is not appropriate anymore. Stakeholders are experts themselves in their field and can take up important roles in problem definition, "reality checks" and assessment of the potential for implementation and effects of eventual solutions. We will use an overview of ideal-type roles, to reflect on the various roles scientists can take when working in interaction with stakeholders, discuss aspects that influence these roles, and challenge participants to draw lessons for their own (future) professional practice. This workshop invites poster-pitch presentations on challenges experienced in interaction with stakeholders
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSENSE Summer Symposium 2015: Make a change! - Successful interaction with society, Wageningen, the Netherlands -
Duration: 18 Jun 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceSENSE Summer Symposium 2015: Make a change! - Successful interaction with society, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Period18/06/15 → …

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    Tuinstra, W., & Fortuin, K. P. J. (2015). The Changing Role of Scientists. Abstract from SENSE Summer Symposium 2015: Make a change! - Successful interaction with society, Wageningen, the Netherlands, . http://www.sense.nl/news_events/events/10858077/SENSE-Summer-Symposium-2015-Make-a-change-Successful-interaction-with-society