2495.16 - Green Growth Dialogue (Intensive Course)
Green Growth Dialogue (Intensive Course)
Bachelor degree or equivalent with adequate component of social science, environmental or climate science.
This course will offer students a necessary reflexive, critical, and practical understanding of green growth and engaged scholarship. The course takes place in connection with a three day Green Growth Dialogue Workshop focusing on a specific topic. Students and researchers from partnering West Nordic Universities will engage with public and private actors to discuss what green growth means in practice and how West Nordic societies can and should transition to more sustainable economies
The course content is divided into two parts: 1) Intensive teaching based on academic state-of-the-art literature on green growth and engaged scholarship. 2) Dialogue sessions based on stakeholder presentations.
At the end of the course the students will be able to: • Describe, analyse and discuss different approaches to green growth. • Describe, discuss, and apply an engaged scholarship methodology. • Demonstrate skills in taking field notes presented as a field diary. • Present academic reflections about own dialogue with society on a given topic.
Students are expected to have read all course material before the course (workload 50 hours). The course is based on 6 hours of class-room teaching and 14 hours of dialogue sessions. Classroom teaching will introduce different theories and approaches to green growth and engaged scholarship, and will be used to reflect upon and engage participants in the dialogue sessions. Engaged scholarship is an approach, where the scholar(s) and stakeholders through dialogue co-produce new knowledge about problems and solutions and thus driving new types of research questions and policy analyses. Students will write a field diary (workload 6 hours) and an essay (workload 44 hours).
500 pages research literature in English. See appendix. Empirical material presented and discussed at the workshop.
Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær