(ADVANCED COURSE IN THEORY IN SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT)
CdSSCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE DELLE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI
|CORSO AVANZATO IN TEORIA DELLO SVILUPPO RURALE SOSTENIBILE||AGR/01||LEZIONI||30|
The course focuses on the main concepts and theoretical aspects related to the rural development processes and how they can influence the organization of local development paths.
Rural development includes economic development, in the growing attention on sustainability /socially and environmentally defined). By reviewing specialistic literature concept of prosperity, resilience, co-production, livelihoods and social sustainability will be analyzed and debated among the mates and with the professor. The course will then focus on the ideas behind the concepts of innovation and change and the link with participatory approaches, social innovation initiatives, transition/transformative paths.
Application of selected paths for development will be also addressed during the classes by using a specific archive
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.
Literature review and analysis. Link between concepts and cases of rural development. Specific seminars with local stakeholders will be organized in order to offer further opportunities to students
According with the covid situation direct application during field visits could be organized for further applications of the concepts during meeting and interviews
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, seminars and common discussion, field visits, practical assignments
- Concepts for development:
- Prosperity, co-production, livelihood, social sustainability, vulnerability and resilience
- Innovation and change
- Participation in rural development
- Social innovation
- Transition and transition management
- Cases analysis and discussion:
See the course platform
Students can follow at distance or in presence
The practical activities and field activties can be only attended in presence
Student non attending the course mighht contact the professor for further infos
Knowledge: 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
FAO web site
IFAD web site
DG agroculture web site
UN web site