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THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION COURSES Introduction to communication and innovation studies

Cees Leeuwis | CPT-23804 | English | 1MO This advanced course describes how and why our thinking about the role of communication in processes of individual and collective change has evolved historically. We touch on strategies such as advisory communication, persuasion, participatory innovation development and the facilitation of societal learning and conflict management.

Introduction to technology, agro-ecology and development

Conny Almekinders | CPT-21304 | English | 1MO This course offers an introduction to theories and methodologies that conceptualise the interaction between science, technology and society, with a focus on agricultural and ecological processes.

CPT THESES AND INTERNSHIPS We supervise Bachelor and Master theses and internships in many study programmes. When you are interested in a thesis topic that fits well with our expertise, check available topics and conditions for CPT supervision on www.wur. eu/cpt-education. Or check our social media to stay up to date on thesis subjects and internship possibilities www.facebook.com/com.wur www.facebook.com/kti.wur www.linkedin.com/groups/8406949 twitter.com/cpt_wur

Communicating for sustainability and responsible innovation

Phil Macnaghten | CPT-22306 | English | 2AF The course offers an introduction to theories and approaches to environmental communication, on how to embed environmental communication strategies in society, and on the practical skills required to develop, design, facilitate and test responsible communication practices.

Innovation management and transdisciplinary design

Phil Macnaghten, Laurens Klerkx | CPT-22806 | English | 2AF 5AF This course introduces recent theoretical insights from innovation theory and presents existing efforts and approaches for interdisciplinary design. In a cross-disciplinary team, you make a social-technical problem analysis around a topic of your choosing, and develop design criteria, research agendas and/or process designs as early steps in a possible innovation trajectory.

Technology, development and natural resources

Harro Maat, Sietze Vellema | CPT-11806 | English | 5MO The central focus of this course is the interactions between society, technology and natural resources. The course focuses on the practical challenges, problems and solutions of these interactions, as well as the understanding of these interactions by a variety of concepts, theories and approaches. You write an essay on at least one of the core issues of the course.

ADVANCED COURSES Politics of knowledge and inclusive innovation

Cees Leeuwis | CPT-37306 | English | 2AF This course zooms in on the mechanisms and configurations that influence whether processes of social and technical innovation and transformation become inclusive, responsive and democratic. Special attention is given to the power and politics involved in processes of knowledge and meaning making in the context of the formulation of development scenario’s, the organisation of value chains and communication for development.

Researching socio-technical practices, innovation and responsible futures

Sietze Vellema| CPT-37806 | English | 3WD 5AF The course starts from the premise that science and innovation are transformative, that they have the power to create futures

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Communication, Philosophy and Technology brochure 2019-2020  

At Communication, Philosophy and Technology, of Wageningen University, we examine how societal stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of...

Communication, Philosophy and Technology brochure 2019-2020  

At Communication, Philosophy and Technology, of Wageningen University, we examine how societal stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of...

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