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Interactive simulations for promoting transdisciplinary understanding: a case study of the Western Cape fisheries, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Gerwel Proches, C N
dc.contributor.author Bodhanya, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T12:16:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T12:16:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Gerwel Proches, C.N. & Bodhanya, S. 2012. Interactive simulations for promoting transdisciplinary understanding: a case study of the Western Cape fisheries, South Africa. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 8(1):17-29, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6890
dc.description.abstract Simulations have proven beneficial in enabling participants from various backgrounds to meaningfully engage in learning from experience. The aim of this paper is to investigate how interactive simulations can play a role in navigating the changes faced in a multistakeholder setting, characterised by users dependent on marine resources and an authorising institution. Relevant literature in the areas of simulation and gaming, change management, systems thinking, and complexity theory was examined. A qualitative research approach and purposive sampling were employed. Interviews were first conducted with diverse stakeholders in the Western Cape fisheries of South Africa to determine the issues. A simulation was thereafter designed. The main findings from this study indicate that simulation use illustrates how the various stakeholders in a system interact, and how their actions and decisions influence each other. The simulation may be used in other areas of natural resource management, as well as in other kinds of multistakeholder scenarios. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher North-West University en_US
dc.subject Simulation and gaming en_US
dc.subject Change management en_US
dc.subject Fisheries en_US
dc.subject Multi-stakeholder scenarios en_US
dc.subject Systems thinking en_US
dc.subject Complexity theory en_US
dc.title Interactive simulations for promoting transdisciplinary understanding: a case study of the Western Cape fisheries, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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