Katusha Sol (other lecturers: Luca Bertolini, Debby Gerritsen)
Second and Third year bachelor students participating in an honours programme.
No specific prior knowledge is required. However, willingness to engage with different disciplines than the own, and with practice is a must.
At the end of the course the student can:
Our world is ridden with urgent, but daunting transition challenges. Just think about the challenges prompted by climate change, inequality, pandemics, or digitalization. In all these and similar cases we know we must fundamentally change the way we do and think about things, and urgently so, but do not know how. Uncertainty about the direction of change, and resistance to change are ubiquitous. How to move forward?
In this course, we aim to critically and constructively familiarize students with conceptual and operational tools to cope with these transition challenges. With the help of these tools, interdisciplinary teams of students will identify a transition challenge and develop a strategy to address it. In recognition of the open nature of the field, students will at the same time be prompted to critically assess the tools and propose improvements.
The process will be articulated in four iterative stages:
-Imagining: identifying a transition challenge, and a vision that could address it
-Connecting: developing a systemic understanding of the challenge
-Acting: conceiving and implementing a simple, real-life intervention towards realization of the vision
-Assessing: monitoring and evaluating the impact of the intervention
In parallel to the development of the strategy, individual students will be asked to reflect and draw lessons for the improvement of the intervention, the contents of the strategy, and the process of developing the strategy.
The schedule will be available on Datanose
Registration is possible for 2nd year (or higher) students participating in an Honours programme. The registration for the Honours courses will start on June 1, 10 am - June 4, 11 pm, You can register through the online registration form that will appear on Honoursmodules IIS (registration is NOT through SIS)
Placement will be at random and students will be informered about their placement in the week of June 21.
There is NO guarantee for placement if you register AFTER June 4, so make sure you apply on time!
For questions about registration please email to: Honoursfirstname.lastname@example.org
The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes, and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website
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