(ADVANCED COURSE IN TOOLS AND METHODS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT )
CdSSCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE DELLE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI
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The course focuses on the relevance of planning in rural development processes as well as on bottom-up approaches in rural transformational paths with the involvement of local stakeholders.
Students will be introduced to the project cycle management method in the preparation of local development plans.
According to such methodology and in order to facilitate resource mobilization in rural areas people mobilization is a key factor. People mobilization is demanding in terms of effectiveness and equity and it can be addressed by understanding the key elements of the dynamical involvement of stakeholders differently empowered and the representation of their ideas and needs. This part of the course will address methods and tools that can be utilized in different contexts and according to the specific aims of local paths. The main policies applied at EU level in Rural Development activities will be also addressed according with students background.
Students will be stimulated to work with flipped classes methods. A selection of article and cases will be offered to their study and will be presented in class by students for the collective discussion. The presentation done by students will be evaluated for the course.
The use of specific tools for participatory activities will be practically understood in connection with specific cases analysis.
An archive of experience and cases will facilitate the comprehension of the effective application of the proposed tools.
According with the covid situation direct application during field visits could be organized for further applications of the tools
Students will be assessed on this aspect by critically reviewing specific cases as well as by applying them during field visits
Rural development match with the capability to listen, to work in group, to facilitate and mediate collective understanding and solutions.
Students will be asked to work in group and to critically evaluate their activity
Entering students should be aware of the main concept in rural development, the existing policies, and the main theoretical knowledge informing the organization of rural development paths.
Classes, flipped classes, work in group, common discussion, field visits, practical assignments
- Methods for planning:
- Project Cycle management
- Tools for bottom-up approaches:
- World Café
- Transect walk
- Participatory mapping
- Participatory Rural appraisal
- Living labs
- Tools for political interventions
- LAG and EU rural development policies
see the course platform for further details
Knowledge: written test on PCM, preparation and discussion of selected flipped classes 40%
Skills: Form preparation and work during interviews and study visit (in case of covid pandemic this part can be redirected to class activities) 40%
Behaviors: evaluation and self-evaluation in the group activities