Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand

From May 1-4 2018, all partners involved in the KNOTS project gathered at the Political Science Department at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand for a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Workshop.

The four days of sessions were designed to not just upskill the program's academics to go out and teach transdisciplinary research methods, but also to be interactive and iterative in a way that will continue to shape the content so it is custom and bespoke for the participant's particular situation, country or learning cohort.

The aims of Trainer-the-Trainer Workshop were

  • to increase the understanding of transdisciplinarity as a specific approach of knowledge production;
  • to co-develop how to teach transdisciplinary methods in the context of Thailand and Vietnam (develop teaching materials and methods);
  • to catalyze discussion about future directions on teaching and research in transdisciplinary methods (including M&E of the pilot training and provide feedback).

As the TTT progressed throughout the week, close attention was paid to getting feedback from trainees, as this project is still in its infancy and like all good research projects and collaborative efforts, thrives on constructive criticism and alterations to the original plan.