The course includes two type of sessions: Contact Sessions (Tuesdays at 9-12) and Case Study Sessions (Thursdays at 9-12).
Contact Sessions cover a specific weekly theme that is presented by a lecturer. You will familiarise yourself and discuss the theme already beforehand by reading a given material and discussing it in a preparatory Reading Circle with your group (see more below). After each Contact Session, you will also document your Personal Take-Home Messages to MyCourses.
Case Study Sessions are organised on Thursdays and most of the sessions include lectures focusing on frameworks and methods related to governance and its analysis. The sessions also include time to work on your Case Study with your group as well as time to discuss with your mentor. The sessions may also include some reading material, but no preparatory Reading Circles. You will, however, document your Personal Take-Home Messages also from those Case Study Sessions that include a lecture.
Please note that after selected sessions, the lecturer will be available for short interview with the Case Study group on their topic.
Table below gives you a general overview for the Sessions and course timetable.
Group Work: Reading Circles + Case Study
The idea of the course is to learn and discuss together what water governance actually is and how it can be understood and analysed in different contexts. In order to facilitate such discussion, the course makes use of preparatory Reading Circles that combine individual learning (reading the given material) with group discussion (actual Reading Circles) and its reflection and synthesis (Reading Circle Summary + Personal Take-Home Messages). In this way, the course makes use of both flipped learning and peer learning.
Reading Circles are always related to Tuesdays' Contact Sessions and take place on Tuesdays at 9am-10am i.e. just before the Contact Session. For more information on Reading Circles, see information page below.
The group work during this course thus consists of two parallel processes: weekly Reading Circles as well as work on your Case Study: see figure below. As an Individual Assignment, all students are required to submit a Personal Take-Home Messages from each Contact Session (see below).
As the course builds on group work and discussions during the sessions, participation in the Contact Sessions and Case Study Sessions as well as Reading Circles is compulsory. You can miss one session: after that you have to compensate your absence with Personal Compensatory Task (see below).