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Transdisciplinary Integration in Teacher Education: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Insights

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The present study provides empirical insights about boundary-crossing collaboration in teacher education utilizing a transdisciplinary perspective. Transdisciplinarity highlights the integration of academic knowledge and practical expertise and advocates a multi-dimensional understanding of integration. The analysis comprises epistemic, social and organizational characteristics such as mutual learning, knowledge integration, perceived trustworthiness, appreciation within the team and collective ownership of goals. The study draws on a written survey with n = 62 participants and addresses two main research interests. First, a one-way ANOVA was conducted to analyse assessment differences between main actor groups in teacher education (practitioners, researchers and students). Second, a manifest path model has been tested in order to substantiate theoretically assumed effect relationships.