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COMMUNICATION, PHILOSOPHY & TECHNOLOGY

the human factor of

Life Sciences


for centre ted integra ment develop

www.wur.eu/cpt


commu nication philosphy

and

technology

Many grand challenges of our times, like food security, climate change, poverty, and health inequity are characterised by deep value conflicts. The same applies to possible technological and societal responses to those to problems. At Communication, Philosophy and Technology (CPT), we study problems and solutions. We analyse and clarify key values and arguments, develop new forms of dialogue and persuasive communication, and we contribute to strategies for inclusive development and responsible innovation.


Ethical

reflection The grand challenges of our times, like mitigating climate change and promoting food security and global health, often raise moral questions and debate. Ethical reflection can help to clarify and weigh different moral arguments. This involves philosophical questions like how should we understand ‘risk’, ‘responsibility’ and ‘safety’ in food production and public health? Is it possible to develop a coherent understanding of what is ‘natural’, in relation to food production, or nature development? How to evaluate debates on intensive versus extensive livestock farming from an ethical perspective? What are the patent regulation in the life sciences?


Introduction to strategic communication

Margit van Wessel, Chantal Steuten | CPT-12306 This course offers a large overview of the most important theories and insights of strategic communication in the context of change, illustrated by concrete strategic problems related to the life sciences. In an essay, you apply the theories and insights to a topic of your own choice.

Introduction to technology, agroecology and development

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

Introduction to communication and innovation studies

Cees Leeuwis | CPT-23804 This advanced introductory 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.

Research methods for communication sciences

Bob Mulder | CPT-25306 The course focuses on strategies, methodologies, methods, techniques and tools that are relevant for interdisciplinary communication research in a life science context. Students become acquainted with selected qualitative and quantitative approaches to interdisciplinary communication research. Exemplary cases of research practice and practical exercises (individual and group) support an active learning process.

period 1 Philosophy and ethics of management, economics and consumer behaviour

Vincent Blok, Henk van den Belt, Marcel Verweij | CPT-38306 The recent economic crises and corporate scandals show the importance of critical thinking and ethical reflection in business and market contexts. The aim of this course is to strengthen our capacity to critical thinking, as a basis for better decisions and practices. We explore the pretentions and limitations of (economic) science in producing objective knowledge; we explicate and test basic assumptions of economics, market, and politics; and we analyse ethical dilemmas in business administration and consumer policies.

Analysing discourse: theories, methods and techniques

Severine van Bommel | CPT-56306 This advanced course provides an overview of different theoretical approaches to the analysis of discourse and trains students in various techniques for empirical analysis of discourses. It is part of the WASS graduate programme aimed at students in the MSc programmes MME, MID, MDR and MCH, addressing PhD students, graduate students and well-progressed Master students.


Science: faith or fact? Philosophy of science (from the perspective of Christian

philosophy)

Henk Jochemsen | CPT-94303 Course continues in period 2, afternoon In our postmodern culture world view and ethical positions are considered to be subjective, and science is often considered to be ‘neutral’, objective in its presentation of reality. On the other hand, some try to dismiss scientific results as ‘just another opinion’! Which is correct? Does science present just another faith, or facts? Or neither of the two? This course helps students to reflect on their study and help them to get a better understanding of the strengths and limits of the scientific approach of reality and how to relate scientific practice to world view (faith). This will be approached from a Christian (reformational) philosophical view of reality in which doing science will be presented as social practice that embodies a variety of normative principles and rules.

Applied ethics

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65000 Also in period 5, afternoon You will start by facing a concrete ethical dilemma from daily life. Next to that you will do a practical exercise, linked to an ACT-project or to your individual experience. You will be working in groups, supported by staff. Students prepare and give a lecture about one ethical theory.

Philosophy of science

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65100 Also in period 2 and 5, afternoon The starting venue of the course is ‘HET DEPOT’, a sculpture art gallery in Wageningen. In this museum you will ‘experience’ reality by an artwork and you will philosophize by looking at an artwork. Next to this, you will prepare and give a lecture about one Philosophy of Science theory and build up an individual portfolio.

Interdisciplinary approaches in communication, health and life sciences

Annemarie van Paassen | CPT-36312 This Master introduction course addresses the central issues in communication and health and society programmes. After an introduction into system thinking and philosophy of science and ethics, the course presents specific health and environmental issues from various inter- and transdisciplinary research perspectives. You apply a trans-disciplinary research approach in a real life case of the bioeconomy or food- and health transitions.


interventions

for behaviour change Many people want to eat healthily but fail to stick to their diet once they are confronted with

tempting foods. Behavioural science

can be of help here. For example,

nudges (small adjustments to the

choice environment in for example a

supermarket) can gently push people in the direction that is best for them or for society. Nudges build on and

exploit insights about human (ir)

rationality. Various projects within

CPT investigate the effectiveness, working mechanisms, boundary

conditions and ethics of interventions

for behaviour change.


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period 2

Science: faith or fact? Philosophy of science

From the perspective of Christian philosophy

Innovation management and transdisciplinary design

Laurens Klerkx, Barbara van Mierlo | CPT-22806 Also in period 5, afternoon This course introduces recent theoretical insights from innovation theory and presents existing efforts and approaches for inter-disciplinary 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.

Communication and persuasion

Jantien van Berkel, Jasper de Vries | CPT-23306 This course deals with basic principles of persuasion and social influence in communication from different perspectives. You apply theoretical knowledge about communication and persuasion in designing your own persuasive campaign.

Ethics of food and nutrition

Marcel Verweij | CPT-38803 Also in period 6, afternoon Modern society faces many problems in relation to food, nutrition, and health: malnutrition, overweight, alcohol abuse, food poisoning, etc. What are the ethical responsibilities of professionals, consumers, governments, and companies to tackle these problems? Different ways of ethical thinking are presented and students learn to formulate questions and test ethical arguments. In this way, they reflect on their study area and develop skills to analyse and discuss ethical dilemmas in their future career, and be capable to justify difficult professional choices.

Henk Jochemsen | CPT-94303) First part in period 1, afternoon This second part is a continuation of part 1 in period 1. With the use of the concept of science as a normative practice the structural role of world view in doing science will be indicated and discussed. Several models of the relation between science and faith will be presented briefly and discussed. A balanced view of science in which the particular character of both science and (religious) faith as well as their limitations will be presented.

Professional ethics for communication specialists

Leon Pijnenburg | CPT-11303 This course focuses on ethical dilemmas of science communication and the degree of openness about (financial, professional, and personal) conflicts of interest. Communication will be discussed in relation to argumentation and public debate. Ethical dilemmas of science communication are illustrated by debates on global environmental change.

Philosophy of science and ethics

Bernice Bevenkerk | CPT-10803 General introduction into the philosophy of science and ethics. During the meetings a ‘step by step ethical manual’ will be discussed and applied, using concrete examples. You choose an example that you ethically analyse and discuss in a paper, using the ethical manual as your point of departure.

Communication theory

Rico Lie | CPT-12806 This course offers a survey of communication theories. The emphasis is on interpersonal communication, public forms of communication and on the broad sociological functioning of old and new communication and information technologies and processes.

Environmental communication and responsible innovation

Philip Macnaghten | CPT-22306 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.


Advanced communication science

Bob Mulder, David Ludwig | CPT-33806 This course explores the latest developments in the field of communication science. It includes topics like framing in conflicts, monitoring system innovation and participation mediated by filming. The programme concentrates on processes of innovation and social change and the role of communication therein.

Politics of knowledge and inclusive innovation

Cees Leeuwis, Katarzyna Cieslik | CPT-37306 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 processeses of knowledge and meaning making in the context of the formulation of development scenario’s, the organisation of value chains and communication for development.

Global change and global ethics

Henk van den Belt, Leon Pijnenburg | CPT-50806 Processes of (economic-technological) globalisation have resulted in large-scale and sometimes irreversible changes of ecosystems, which, in turn, have had a severe impact. They are motivated and accompanied by a neo-liberal agenda that has its effects also in almost all other dimensions of life. We will study these issues from the point of view of global ethics and neoliberal political philosophy

Embodiment,food & environment

Harro Maat | CPT-56806 Embodiment refers to the way the human body responds ‘by itself’ to perceptions of a particular event or environment. The course presents and reflects on different theories about embodiment. Cases and examples are selected from food production, cooking, consumption, nature and environment. Students are encouraged to experience embodiment in concrete activities, for example a walk in nature or prepare food.

Philosophy of science

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65100 Also in period 1 and 5, afternoon The starting venue of the course is ‘HET DEPOT’, a sculpture art gallery in Wageningen. In this museum you will ‘experience’ reality by an artwork and you will philosophize by looking at an artwork. Next to this, you will prepare and give a lecture about one Philosophy of Science theory and build up an individual portfolio.

Tourism development and planning Jasper de Vries, Raoul Beunen I CPT-25806 This course is given at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and follows a different academic schedule This course deals with the interplay between tourism development and regional planning. It will acquaint students with the theories, methods and practices of tourism development and planning. From a communication perspective the course will address the tools for analysing the particularities of the context, methods and strategies for involving various stakeholders, and the instruments through which policies and practices influencing the region and its development can be coordinated.


inclusive development Many emerging diseases (Zika, malaria), social conflict and environmental threats especially affect marginalized groups, and those groups are often excluded from the relevant policy making processes. Ideally all stakeholders participate in development processes. The inclusive development approach at CPT therefore consists of networking, collaboration and other practical ways to realize knowledge co-creation and social justice.


Science, technology and society

Bernice Bovenkerk | CPT-15303 This course focuses on the relationship and mutual influences between (agricultural) science, technology and society. The aim of this course is the analysis of and the expression of opinion (-s) in complex societal questions in the field of agricultural and technical sciences in general, with emphasis on the socio-technical sciences in an international context. How to deal with normative questions in a scientific and technological context, as well as the responsibilities of scientists are central themes in this respect. In addition, students get insight in and experience with basic principles of ethics and will practice several methods how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

Communication and technology

Bob Mulder | CPT-24803 This intensive course provides insights into theoretical and practical-strategic matters of communication about novel technologies and their application in society, e.g. novel products, foods or medical services. Special attention will be given to the life sciences and life science technologies such as biotechnology, genomics and (bio-)nanotechnology. The course will introduce relevant perspectives from science communication, social psychology and communication science. Working in small groups, students analyse the communication issues around a specific technological innovation, conduct a small piece of focus group research and develop a communication plan.

period

3

Cross-cultural studies

Rico Lie, Nicoline de Heus | CPT-26306 This course is taught throughout period 3, 4, 5 and 6 This course evaluates main theories and principles of cross-cultural studies and addresses how to apply cultural sensitivity in an international context. It specifically aims to analyse cultural dimensions of tourism related interventions.

Communication and organisations

Margit van Wessel, Hanneke Nijland | CPT-35306 Organisations constantly interact to stay in tune with their environments. In this course, we take up the questions of why and how of external and internal communication of organisations, zooming in on key themes and challenges. In a group case study, you put theory into practice in a real life example.

Researching socio-technical practices, innovation and responsible futures

Sietze Vellema| CPT-37806 Also in period 5, afternoon The course starts from the premise that science and innovation are transformative, that they have the power to create futures and vulnerabilities, and that unless we make innovation processes responsive to the needs of social actors and the bio-material, future changes will occur without explicit societal shaping, commonly driven by the power of incumbent interests and the delegation of ‘the good’ to market forces. The course teaches students how to research the relation between socio-technical practices, innovation processes and responsible futures.

Facilitating interactive processes

Annemarie van Paassen | CPT-60306 Awarded Excellent Education Prize 2016 To deal with the complexity of rural development, social welfare and public health problems, standardised learning processes often prove inadequate. This course aims at equipping ‘new’ professionals with facilitation skills and knowledge. Through interactive lecturing, group work, case studies, presentations and role plays, the course enhances your capacity to translate conceptual ideas into actual intervention practice.


Philosophy

from the perspective of Christian philosophy part 1

Henk Jochemsen | CPT-93803 Course continues in period 5, afternoon How do we understand reality and human life? Is reality just matter and energy to be used by human intelligence and skillfulness to create a ‘better world’ with the use of science and technology? What will remain of human freedom and responsibility if the human being can be explained scientifically? Or do reality, nature and social practices harbor values and norms that should be observed for human flourishing? Reformational philosophy as elaborated first by Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven mid-20th century has its own approach and answers to these questions. This course will give an introduction into Reformational philosophy and its relevance for science, technology and society, also ethically.

Intercultural communication

Rico Lie | CPT-35806 This course offers a survey of theories and issues related to communication across cultural borders. The course explores areas of interest such as: changing identities; religions; gender issues; social and family issues; the existence of different worldviews; the role of the mass media; individualism vs. collectivism; the role of language; time and space across cultures; the role of culture in international development; multicultural health care.

Critical reflection on research in international development practice

Harro Maat, Leon Pijnenburg, Jens Andersson | CPT-36806 There are many research-related activities in aid programs and development projects. Different research designs and methodological strategies are used in various stages of development intervention, for different purposes, and with different societal audiences in mind. In this course students learn to critically reflect upon the epistemological, normative, ethical and political aspects of research in international development practice..

period

4

Risk communication

Marijn Poortvliet | CPT-24306 This intensive course provides insight into theoretical and practical-strategic matters of risk communication. Special attention will be given to life science hazards such as climate change, food (production), zoonoses, and water management and life science technologies like biotechnology, genomics and nanotechnology. You will work on multi-stakeholder analysis on the topic of a particular hazard.

Social justice, technology and development

David Ludwig | CPT-30806 This course deals with theories and concrete situations in which social justice issues are intertwined with technological change. Notions from political philosophy, science and technology studies, development studies, sociology and anthropology are used to analyse inequality, poverty, power in social transformations, and representations of injustice.


Conversation is one of the best ways to bridge differences between people and their sometimes opposed stakes and points of view. Succes is however not guaranteed;

discussion can even be counterproductive.

Examples are debates about climate change, vaccination, ‘Zwarte Piet’ and migration.

In a dialogue we reflect on the

reasons and drives behind our views, on the effects of our words on others, and on our

implicit assumptions. This can help to find

common ground and compromise among conflicting standpoints.

Bridging

differences through

dialogue & deliberation


Technology, development and natural resources

Harro Maat, Sietze Vellema | CPT-11806 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.

Life sciences for communication scientists

Bob Mulder | CPT-14306 Using models and theories from science communication, this course surveys dominant and alternative ways of thinking about technology and societal change in the life sciences. The course concentrates on six domains: health, food, urbanisation, climate change, natural resource management, and sustainability related to food and fibre production. At the end of the course, students from Communication and Life Sciences will be able to make an informed choice which of the six domains to select as their focus area (‘track’) in following courses and their BSc thesis.

Health communication and innovation

Jorinde Spook | CPT-32306 This course focuses on communication in the context of efforts to prevent diseases, promote healthy practices and/or induce changes in physical, social and institutional environments that influence human health. You apply the theoretical notions in the analysis of an existing health communication intervention.

Research for effective communication

Hanneke Nijland, Jasper de Vries | CPT-34806 The development of an individual research proposal in the area of communication for intervention is a central activity in this course. You develop a problem statement and research questions, learn to find and use literature, develop a conceptual and theoretical framework, and take decisions about research approach, design and methodology.

Philosophy from the perspective of Christian philosophy part 2

Henk Jochemsen | CPT-93803 Part 2 is the continuation of part 1 given in period 4 How do we understand reality and human life? Is reality just matter and energy to be used by human intelligence and skillfulness to create a ‘better world’ with the use of science and technology? What will remain of human freedom and responsibility if the human being can be explained scientifically? Or do reality, nature and social practices harbor values and norms that should be observed for human flourishing? Reformational philosophy as elaborated first by Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven mid-20th century has its own approach and answers to these questions. This course will give an introduction into Reformational philosophy and its relevance for science, technology and society, also ethically.

Biology and philosophy Exploring open questions

Cor van der Weele | CPT-10303 Not all questions concerning biology have definite answers, some are more open. In this course, we focus on open questions in two areas: philosophy of science and ethics. During the exploration of philosophical questions concerning biology you will learn theoretical approaches as well as some practical skills that help to deal with them constructively.

Communication and policy making

Margit van Wessel, Christel van Eck | CPT-21806 This course charts the nature and significance of interaction in policymaking, in different forms and between different types of actors involved. We show how policy making processes are situated in society and involve a series of elementary questions and dilemmas concerning communication and democratic problem-solving. We address these by studying theory and concrete examples situated in developing countries as well as western democracies - and also explore how better communication can contribute to better policy.

Innovation management and transdisciplinary design

Barbara van Mierlo, Philip Macnaghten | CPT-22806 Also in period 2, morning This course introduces recent theoretical insights from innovation theory and presents existing efforts and approaches for inter-disciplinary 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.


Change, inter-human processes and communication

To be announced | CPT-32806 In this course we try to understand change and change management by analysing how people actually communicate when they are confronted with new developments. Starting from a complexity approach, we will focus on a range of inter-human processes, as they emerge in interpersonal communication. In a paper, you analyse a real-life issue from a dynamic communication perspective.

Communication strategies in everyday life

Hedwig te Molder | CPT-33306 The course is concerned with the study of real-life interaction (Discursive Psychology) and its application to life science areas such as healthy food and vaccination, the environment and eHealth counselling. Online/offline interaction with stakeholders or publics is now at the heart of most policy processes. In this course you learn to analyse interaction and to facilitate it.

Researching socio-technical practices, innovation and responsible futures

Sietze Vellema| CPT-37806 Also in period 3, whole day The course starts from the premise that science and innovation are transformative, that they have the power to create futures and vulnerabilities, and that unless we make innovation processes responsive to the needs of social actors and the bio-material, future changes will occur without explicit societal shaping, commonly driven by the power of incumbent interests and the delegation of ‘the good’ to market forces. The course teaches students how to research the relation between socio-technical practices, innovation processes and responsible futures.

Internet-based communication and learning for social change

Tim Stevens | CPT-53806 This course investigates how the digital age affects the communication between scientists and societal audiences and the way people learn about contested and ill-defined issues related to environment, sustainability, health, biodiversity and natural resource management. Using a real case, you critically examine how ICT-mediated interaction creates both challenges and opportunities for scientists.

Introduction in philosophy

Vincent Blok | CPT-55806 What is the nature of human being? How can we have knowledge of the world? What is a good life? Philosophy analyses ideas that we often take for granted in our daily and professional lives. This introduction aims to stimulate students to develop their critical and reflexive skills. How did prominent philosophers like Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger discussed basic questions about life, knowledge and society? Is there still room for philosophy in the current age, which is dominated by techno-scientific findings on the one hand and by a culture of personal experiences on the other?

Applied ethics

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65000 Also in period 1, afternoon (Thursday, week 4-5-6) You will start by facing a concrete ethical dilemma from daily life. Next to that you will do a practical exercise, linked to an ACT-project or to your individual experience. You will be working in groups, supported by staff. Students prepare and give a lecture about one ethical theory

Philosophy of science

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65100 Also in period 1 and 2, afternoon The starting venue of the course is ‘HET DEPOT’, a sculpture art gallery in Wageningen. In this museum you will ‘experience’ reality by an artwork and you will start philosophize by looking at an artwork. Next to this, you will prepare and give a lecture about one Philosophy of Science theory and build up an individual portfolio.

period 5


In our society, development organisations campaign with the EU for better trade agreements for developing countries. Environmental groupings negotiate with oil companies about measures to address climate change. Animal welfare organisations try to influence your views on farming. These organisations often speak as ‘civil society organisations’, speaking for common goods that concern us all. What is their role in democratic politics? How can organisations make sure they actually represent the people or interests they claim to speak for? How effective are they?


Advocacy

for policy development


period

6

Methods for effective communication

Christa van der Wulp | CPT-13306 In this course you learn to develop, design and evaluate communicative interventions in a scientifically sound manner. You write a communication plan tailored to a specific real-life situation.

Ethics, health and society (in Dutch)

Marcel Verweij | CPT-13806 In this course key ethical concepts, values and approaches, that are central for health and society, are explored and applied. You learn to analyse the argumentative structure of texts, engage in ethical case discussions with help of a deliberation format analyse, and write a short essay about a moral problem in public health care.

Ethics of food and nutrition

Marcel Verweij | CPT-38803 Also in period 2, morning Modern society faces many problems in relation to food, nutrition, and health: malnutrition, overweight, alcohol abuse, food poisoning, etc. What are the ethical responsibilities of professionals, consumers, governments, and companies to tackle these problems? Different ways of ethical thinking are presented and students learn to formulate questions and test ethical arguments. In this way, they reflect on their study area and develop skills to analyse and discuss ethical dilemmas in their future career, and be capable to justify difficult professional choices

Science communication 2.0

Hedwig te Molder | CPT-39303 While still considered authoritative domains, science and technology have also become contested areas. Experts are open to challenge just for being experts. How come, and what does this development mean for the ways in which science is communicated in society? The course focuses on master students who are interested in the public communication of science and technology. Throughout the course we translate the insights to different domains of science and technology, such as nanoscience, food technology and biotechnology.

Selective attention and ethics

Philosophy from a humanistic perspective

Cor van der Weele | CPT-94803 We live among an overload of information. How to deal with that is an increasing challenge, since our attention is limited and therefore inevitably selective. Using perspectives from science, philosophy and art, this course teaches you to recognise and explain patterns, practices, challenges and mechanisms of selective attention. You learn to reflect on selective attention from moral points of view, and imagine and devise ways to investigate attention in practice.


Theses and internships Many students have chosen to do their thesis and/or internship with the CPT group. During several months, students become experts in a specific topic relating to communication, innovation or philosophy under close supervision of a staff member. We supervise students from different study programs, including BCL, BIN, BBC, BGM, BVG, MCH, MID, MME, MNH, MDR, MES and MOA. Please contact our education coordinator (education. cpt@wur.nl) about the possibilities of doing your thesis/internship with the CPT group.

Which nudging strategies are effective in stimulating healthy food choices in Dutch supermarkets? Does the use of social media bring famers and consumers together or does it increase the gap between them?

What is the role of the climate expert in polarized discussions on climate issues?

nitoring and How can citizen science be used for mo flicts in Kenya? managing human-wildlife-livestock con Which social, technical and contextual factors determine a successful adoption of solar energy in the global South, and what impact do these innovations have on the lives of users?

EXAMPLES OF THESIS RESEARCH QUESTIONS

porting and restricting What are the ethical arguments for sup prevent obesity? the responsibility of the government to


innovation Degradation of natural resources, vulnerable agricultural systems,

fragile governments, climate change and rural poverty are but some of the interconnected global challenges for which new directions of solutions must be developed. Many innovations, technological as well as social, have been promoted as being able to meet these challenges, but fail because they are regarded in isolation. Addressing such problems implies that people and organisations embark on a journey of societal change that is unpredictable, troublesome and long-lasting. Facilitating a balance between social, organisational and technical components requires learning and negotiation processes among the different stakeholders. This process involves interactive roles for both natural and social scientists in transdisciplinary research.


systems


Communication, health and society This BSc minor provides students with an in-depth understanding of multiple social and bio-physical environmental determinants of health, and their interaction at the individual, local and global level. The BSc minor combines expertise from health psychology, social psychology, health promotion, epidemiology and communication. Overall, the BSc minor aims to give students insight into the multiple causes of and solutions for health issues, to understand the interdependence of the causes and teach them how to address problems through health promotion actions, strategic communication and policy.

Communication

for change

The BSc Minor Communication for Change gives students a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of applied communication sciences. After a general introduction, the BSc minor offers basic insight in social psychological mechanisms and offers specialised courses to zoom in first on communication and individual change, and later on communication and organisational change.

WUCHS Introduction to strategic communication

WUCCH Introduction to strategic communication

Introduction to epidemiology and public health

1

course 1

course 1

MCB-10806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional

CPT-23306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

Environmental assets for health

CPT-12806 | period 2 | afternoon | restricted optional course

CPT-12306 | period 1 | morning | compulsary course

CPT-12306 | period 1 | morning | restricted optional course

Social psychology

HNE-24806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional

MCB-10806 | period 1 | afternoon | restricted optional

Social psychology

Communication and persuasion

course 1

Communication theory

HSO-20306 | period 2 | morning | compulsary course

1

CPT-12806 | period 2 | afternoon | restricted optional course

CPT-35306 | period 3 | morning & afternoon | compulsary

Communication theory

Communication and organisations

1

course

Health psychology

HSO-20806 | period 3 | morning + afternoon | compulsary course


Effective communication in life science contexts

The advanced BSc Minor Communication, Research and Practice deals with several aspects of the relation between scientific research and communication practice. In their future work, many students with a life science or social science background will be confronted with societal responses to research findings, the setting of research agenda’s in support of societal innovation, and the design of communication research as a preparation for communication planning. In this minor students come to grips with the different ways in which communication can relate to research.

WUELC Risk communication

CPT-24306 | period 4 | whole day | compulsary course

Research for effective communication

CPT-34806 | period 5 | morning | compulsary course

Innovation management and transdisciplinary design

CPT-22806 | period 5 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Internet-based Communication and Learning for Social Change CPT-53806 | period 5 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Methods for effective communication

CPT-13306 | period 6 | morning | compulsary course

Quantified self Innovative technical applications to support self-monitoring by individuals are emerging, e.g. smart watches, activity/sleep trackers, sensors. These developments have the potential to revolutionize the collection of valid dietary and lifestyle data and to support consumers in adopting and maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle by using self-monitoring and feedback mechanisms. Knowledge on behaviour, lifestyle, communication, intervention strategies and information technology are needed to assess opportunities and challenges. Therefore, this minor combines courses in the fields of nutrition and health research, communication science, and information technology.

WUQFS Assessment of nutritional status

HNE-33903 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Assessment of dietary intake

Hne-34403 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Psychobiology of food choice and eating behaviour

HNE-30306 | period 5 | morning | restricted optional course 1

Internet-based Communication and Learning for Social Change CPT-53806 | period 5 | afternoon | restricted optional course 1

Applied information technology

INF-20806 | period 6 | morning | compulsary course

Quantified self: Monitoring dietary behaviour HNE-52306 | period 6 | afternoon | compulsary


Responsible innovation


Technological innovations often raise resistance among the public. Even if they aim at

desirable goals like food security or health. They can also lead to inequities and new potential risks. Responsible innovation explores and deals with such potential problems together with stakeholders, at an early stage of technology development. This helps to shape and adjust the technology, dissemination and use in a fair and accountable way. We apply this approach in such different contexts as livestock breeding (genome editing, cloning), mosquito traps to prevent malaria, and in vitro meat.


Conny Almekinders Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Staff Severine van Bommel

Participatory technology development Seed systems Interdisciplinary and action research Rural innovation

Bernice Bovenkerk

Mirjam Cevat

Philosophy

Strategic Communication

Deputy administrator 0317 - 483539 mirjam.cevat@wur.nl

Environmental philosophy Animal ethics Deliberative democracy Climate ethics

Environmental communication Interpretive analysis Co-construction of knowledge Social learning Climate change

Bart Gremmen

Josette Jacobs

Philosophy

Philosophy

Ethics in life sciences Responsible innovation Animal welfare Genetic modification

Community based learning Honours investigation Sustainability dilemma’s Climate change

Rico Lie

David Ludwig

Harro Maat

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Communication for development Intercultural communication Audio-visual learning Tourism and development

Science and Democracy Ethnobiology and Local Knowledge Diversity in Science and Technology Responsible Research and Innovation

Food and farming Sustainable intensification Skills and embodiment Global health and community health

Vera Mentzel Deputy administrator 0317 - 483537 vera.mentzel@wur.nl

Hedwig te Molder

Strategic Communication Science-society interaction Discursive psychology Food and health Science and technology communication


Henk van den Belt

Jantien van Berkel

Philosophy

Strategic Communication

Life sciences Intellectual property Responsible innovation Controversies

Worksite health promotion Health communication Behaviour change

Annette Dijkstra

Responsible innovation Philosophy of technology and innovation Business ethics Philosophy of management

Education desk Secretary

0317 - 484310 annette.dijkstra@wur.nl

Philosophy

Philosophy

Cathelijne Goossens

Secretary

Henk Jochemsen

Vincent Blok

0317 - 486035 cathelijne.goossens@ wur.nl

Laurens Klerkx

Cees Leeuwis

Agricultural innovation systems Boundary work and objects Open and inclusive innovation Food value chains

Innovation support Communication & change Science-society interaction Agriculture, health & resource management

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Ethics and new technologies Sustainable development Transcultural philosophy Science and (Christian) world view

Chair Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Philip Macnaghten

Barbara van Mierlo

Responsible innovation Critical policy engagement Sociology of environment Deliberative methodology Governance of science and technology

Learning in innovation networks Sustainability transitions in agriculture and energy Reflexive monitoring Innovation management

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Bob Mulder

Hanneke Nijland

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

Psychology Interpersonal health communication Behavior change interventions

Human-animal & humannature relations Interpretive analysis Framing Complex decision-making processes Ambivalence

Annemarie van Paassen Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Communication and innovation dynamics Partnership for inclusive development Transdisciplinary research Ict and rural development


Leon Pijnenburg

Marijn Poortvliet

Philosophy

Strategic Communication

Public sphere and debate Rationality Theories of society Globalisation

Risk communication Human-technology interactions Social psychology Risk perception Sustainable behavior

Education coordinator 0317 - 482994 education.cpt@wur.nl

Jorinde Spook

Sietze Vellema

Marcel Verweij

Strategic Communication

Knowledge, Technology & Innovation

Chair Philosophy

Location-based communication Health communication technology Real-time monitoring and interventions Behavior change Serious gaming

Public health ethics Responsible innovation Infection, vaccination and risk Nudging

Value chains and partnerships Trade and collectivity Coordination and improvisation Interdisciplinarity and practice

Cor van der Weele

Margit van Wessel

Philosophy

Strategic Communication

Ambivalence and moral motivation Moral change Cultured meat Selective attention and ethics

Citizen engagement Civil society Climate change Advocacy Communicative governance Organizational communication

Jens Andersson

Kristof Van Assche

Guest researcher

Guest researcher

Sustainable intensification Development-oriented agronomy Co-construction of knowledge and technology

Cultural, political and institutional embeddings of spatial planning and design

Dvora Yanow Guest professor Communication of meaning in organizational and policy settings

Raoul Beunen Guest researcher

Environmental policy and planning Adaptive governance and sustainability

Michiel Korthals

Emeritus professor Applied Philosophy


Bea Prijn

Reint Jan Renes

Inge Ruisch

Education desk secretary Deputy administrator

Strategic Communication

Secretary

Social psychology Behavior change Health communication Persuasive design

0317 - 482776 inge.ruisch@wur.nl

0317 - 484178 bea.prijn@wur.nl

Jasper de Vries

Emely de Vet

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

Trust Spatial planning Sustainability Persuasive communication

Behavior change interventions Health promotion Psychology Food and nutrition Experimental research

Christa van der Wulp KTI + COM Social Justice Communication Interventions Education coordinator 0317 - 482994 education.cpt@wur.nl

Pepi Burgos

Noelle Aarts

Strategic Communication

Guest professor

Corporate and technology communication Intercultural and marketing (online) communication International management Change management

Strategic communication Communication and change Conflict and dialogue Framing Nature and landuse

Stephen Sherwood

Loes Witteveen

Guest researcher

Guest researcher Communication for social change Mediated learning Development studies

Modern food and agriculture Sociology of change Social movements Equity, health and sustainability

Paul Richards

Niels Rรถling

Cees van Woerkum

Emeritus professor Technology and Agrarian Development

Emeritus professor Extension Science

Emeritus professor Communication Science


Strategic Communication

studies the dynamics and consequences of strategic communication related to life science issues. Such studies involve both the deliberate use of communication strategies by organizations that wish to connect to certain audiences, and the everyday communication strategies that people employ to achieve their own ends, often in response to governmental agencies, commercial companies, scientific communities, NGOs or managers in organizations.

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Philosophy

studies ethical and philosophical issues in relation to the Wageningen domains. The group reflects on normative assumptions and implications of research and social practices concerning food production and consumption, public health, animal welfare and the environment, and aims to contributing to responsible practices and policies in these fields.

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Knowledge, Technology & Innovation studies processes of social and technical innovation and transformation, with special attention to the communicative and socio-political dynamics involved in the production, exchange, integration and use of scientific and other knowledge. This involves studying technology’s impact on society and the social shaping of technology as two sides of a co-production process, and the analysis of interactions, interventions, design approaches and institutional set-ups relevant to enhancing and supporting innovation processes in society.

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visiting address De Leeuwenborch (building 201) Hollandseweg 1 6706 KN Wageningen The Netherlands postal address P.O. Box 8130 6700 EW Wageningen The Netherlands secretariat De Leeuwenborch, room 4034 0317 - 484310 info.cpt@wur.nl

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