Attendence for the Course

Hej!

This morning we went through the all the attendance sheets for the course so far. There is quite a large number of students who are currently under the 75% attendance rate for the course. No alarm yet as 100% attendance over the next three weeks which includes the mandatory Workshop 3 next week will see that most of you boost your attendance over that magical 75%.

Failure to attendend 75% of the lectures will result in an additional make-up task to be completed over Christmas and handed in before the official end of the course in week 2 next year.

We'll have a list of those people who are currently under 75% at the Debate Night tonight if you want to see if you're on the 'at risk' list.

See you all tonight!

Heleen & Ben

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Schedule updated

Hi!

We have just updated the schedule, the following things have changed:

- The student debate will now be in Norrlands I&II in Geocentrum.
- Mikael Höök's lecture will be on the 3rd of December in Betty Pettersson-salen in Blåsenhus.

//Ben and Heleen

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New date lecture Mikael Höök – 3rd of December

Hej,

Luckily we managed to arrange a new date for the guest lecture by Mikael Höök within the regular course schedule. Mikael will now visit the class on Tuesday, the 3rd of December, from 17.15 to 19.30. He will lecture about Peak Oil and Future Energy Scenarios, a subject which should not be excluded from a course on Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures.

We will inform you about the room for the lecture as soon as possible,

Ben and Heleen

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Selected Debate Topics Posted

Hi!

Thanks for sharing your debate topics. It has been interesting to see what you have come up with and we recommend that you have a look at the forum as well, some interesting topics and references are posted there. We have selected a couple of topics which we would like to discuss next week during the student debate night, these are posted above under 'Assignments.'

Active participation during this evenings is a requirement to pass the course, therefore we expect that you will all contribute to the debate night with your point of view and argument(s). We have posted these topics in advance to give you the opportunity to prepare, so please use this time.

Looking forward to some interesting debates,

Ben and Heleen

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Current events and student debate – deadline 5th of November

Hi,

This is just a message to clarify some things regarding the mini-deadline for the 'current events and student debate' you have seen on your schedule. Above under assignments you will find the instructions for both the preparations as well as for the debate night itself. Please post your debate topic on the course forum in a reply to the post we placed there earlier today before the 5th of November. Remember to connect your debate topic to something which has recently happened locally or globally which you think is relevant for the course.

After this unplanned break/movie night we hope to see you all again next week.

Ben and Heleen

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Draft Report Requirements

Hej everyone,

We received some questions regarding the group draft report you will need to send in on the 1st of November. Here is a list of things which need to be included (as is also written in the project instructions):

- Title page
- Table of content
- Introduction
- The individual texts on each capital from the perspective of the chosen role-play character
- First ideas for suggested solutions and innovations
- Draft discussion
- Draft conclusion
- List of references
- Appendices (if applicable)

If you wish to book a meeting with us to discuss your draft report please do so on time, it will help us to plan all the work a bit more efficiently.

Good luck with your projects!

Ben and Heleen

PS. Please note that tonight we will have class in Betty Pettersson-Salen, Blåsenhus, again

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Results from Workshop II

Hej everyone,

We wanted to thank you for your contributions, reflections and energy last week. For those of you who missed the workshop we would like to share the outcome of the 'Capital Discussions' here. Different groups of students discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each capital in order to understand the capitals better. These findings were then summarized in posters. Please have a look at the outcomes and see if you can learn something from these discussions (apologies for the poor quality):

Workshop 2_Posters

Also please note that the lecture on the 15th of October will be in Blåsenhus, room 12.004 (where we met for the 1st workshop) at 17.15.

We hope to see you all tomorrow!

Ben & Heleen

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Workshop 2 Preparation

Hej everyone,

As the previous post already informed you, we will have our second workshop next week Tuesday. In order to get the most out of this workshop the capitals should already be divided among the group members. Also, by now the group must have decided on one specific city.

Ideally you will also have decided upon an interesting role play character for your capital and have some good insights on the challenge your group will be working on. However, we are aware that we moved the workshop to one week earlier and that your group might not have come this far yet. We will try to be a bit flexible during the workshop.

Once again, please note that this workshop will take place in Norrlands I & II in Geocentrum!

Good luck with the 30 Day Challenge, there are still a couple of hours left to send your assignment 🙂

Ben and Heleen

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Reading tip

Hej everyone,

Here is just a quick note to inform you about a book one of your fellow students has suggested, it is called 'The 100 Mile diet - A Year of Local Eating' by Alisa Smith and JB MacKinnon. Since we noticed many of you are interested in food issues and local food production we thought it might be worth it to share.

Thanks for the tip, keep them coming!

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Field Study

Hej!

Here are some pictures of the trip to Hagaby. We hope everyone enjoyed their time during this study visit. We did! Special thanks to Per Berg for showing us around the village.

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Hagaby 008

Hagaby 011

See you again tomorrow!

Ben and Heleen

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