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Course module: 202000601
202000601
Crossing Borders Study tour
Course info
Course module202000601
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M.R. Stienstra
E-mailm.r.stienstra@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. M.L. Franco Garcia
Lecturer
dr. B.W.A. Jongbloed
Lecturer
dr. R. Kolster
Lecturer
dr. M.R. Stienstra
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.R. Stienstra
Academic year2021
Starting block
1A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISNo
Aims
  • International experience / application: To enrich the students’ bachelor profile with an international experience and prepare them for dealing with cultural differences.
  • Knowledge: To acquire a detailed knowledge of and insight into the issues and grand challenges of sustainability, sustainable technologies, responsible innovation, business development and social equity in the international context and in particular for developing and transition countries;
  • Analytical and evaluation skills: To identify, analyse and evaluate a range of ethical, professional, managerial, economic, legal, social and cultural challenges of - and opportunities for - responsible innovation in practice at different levels within different organisations, i.e. 1) companies; 2) non-profit organisations; and 3) government and public sector organisations.
  • Problem solving and synthesis skills: To develop solutions to complex issues related to the transition to a sustainable future using the appropriate theories and approaches, and to address them – both individually as well as on the basis of team work – from a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective.
  • Comprehension: To identify and discuss dilemmas in creating and implementing the transition to a sustainable future related to responsible innovation within business and public sectors
Content
This course has three distinct elements:
(1) thematic sessions offering multi-disciplinary perspectives, theories, strategies and approaches for solving TS&D Grand Challenges of NGOs, private firms and public organisations;
(2) self-guided cooperative learning by teams of students from different disciplinary backgrounds under the guidance of academic staff;
(3) an extended project.
Throughout the module, students are expected to give plenary presentations about their work - both individually and in teams.
 
With respect to the project: The UT has a long history of sending students abroad for obtaining a first insight into what their academic studies entail in practice. The study tour builds on that tradition. To ensure the academic level within study tours, this variant will provide the possibility to study a theme based on research and practical experience from the Crossing Borders staff members in close cooperation with other faculty members. In this way, students serve as ambassadors of the university who can show their understanding of the grand challenges and how companies and organisations can influence to the society at large. Staff members will develop a setting in which students will not only be taught on the theme, but also on how to do methodologically sound research using the insights gained from visiting companies and / or organisations abroad. In principle, the university’s study associations will take care of the practicalities of travelling and accommodation arrangement. In consultation, other arrangements could be discussed with the coordinators of the minor. Students’ independency and leadership skills will be enhanced and displayed through the study tour organisation and execution.
Required materials
Course material
Reader on Canvas
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Excursion
Presence dutyYes

Fieldwork
Presence dutyYes

Final thesis
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Practical

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Tutorial
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Introduction to SDGs - poster

Introduction to SDGs - exam

Introduction to SDGs - paper

Social Enterprises & SDGs

Global Perspectives & SDGs

Remark
Grand Challenges online exam

Crossing Borders Project

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