The main objective
of the course is to learn how in-depth dialogue can help us to understand
diverse and conflicting understandings, behavior and decision-making on
corporate responsibility in global economy. During the course the students will
learn what is (and what is not) dialogue, and further, the students will learn
to better understand their own and others’ thinking and behavior, and act and
speak in a more dialogic way. In addition, the participants will learn
self-reflexivity and facilitation of dialogues.
This course seeks
participants who are willing to challenge their perspectives and ways of
conversing with themselves and others. We invite you to engage in a deeper
dialogue that seeks to transform the way you and others are connected to issues
that are of importance in the societies we live in. Thus, you will not just
learn about corporate responsibility in global economy, but also learn to think
in constructive ways and act towards increasing responsibility in economic
This course is a
platform for dialogic learning. The course builds on the existing
understandings and experiences of the participants. These are complemented with
relevant literature on the key themes of the course. During the course you will
engage in reading, talking, listening, writing, presenting and reflecting. We
will practice dialogue through methods such as listening and voicing exercises,
reflective writing, group works, and finally through practicing open dialogue.
We will together deepen our understanding of issues such as the ‘global
economy’, sustainable development, economic systems, forms of economic
organizing, responsibility, politics and discourse. Towards the end of the
course, the students will learn to take responsibility for facilitating
Participating in this course requires being present in ten out of eleven sessions, active engagement in and preparation for the course sessions and group works, and writing reflection papers.
1. Write a motivation letter: Please send a brief
letter (at maximum half a page long) to both teachers via email (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) latest by Friday,
April 6th, 2018. Please answer at least these two questions in the
letter: Who am I? Why do I want to attend this course?
2. Attend the personal interview before acceptance to the course: Short interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th, April, 2018. Please book the time for your 10-15 minute interview as soon as possible via this link: https://goo.gl/wRTqp3
3. Prepare for the first session (Monday 16th, April 2018): Watch the introductory video (see course materials) and read a short article on dialogue: Bohm, D., Factor, D., and Garrett, P. (1991), Dialogue, A Proposal.
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