The degree consists of coursework and research components, comprising one compulsory core module and several elective modules, as well as a (preferably) cross-disciplinary research project in the area of global change. The core module aims to facilitate a multi- and transdisciplinary understanding of global change and will be presented in blockrelease format with four 3-4 day face-to-face sessions over a full academic year. Formal and informal interaction between students, in the form of discussion groups, coaching, online tutorials, reflection and journaling, will continue between each session.
This module will employ an approach to teaching and learning intended to foster transformation among students and develop dynamic leadership skills. This will be achieved in part through an emphasis on facilitation rather than a didactic approach.
Critical thinking and leadership are important skills for resilient thinkers and global change actors, and these skills will be reinforced throughout the foundation module by means of discussion, response to texts, group work, and case studies.
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