Gender competence for the forest sector

Last changed: 31 October 2018

This is a course that will provide students and professionals with a basic understanding of gender in the forest sector and provide these with analytical tools to work on issues related to gender, inclusion and gender equality at a practical level. This course will be given in Swedish.

Gender competence for the forest sector is a 7,5hp distance course at half-speed with four physical hits. The course will be given in the latter half of the spring semester 2019 in Swedish and is open to both students and professionals.

Course objectives:

is that after completion of the course the student should be able to handle gender concepts and tools to analyze and reflect on practical gender equality work in relation to the forest sector.

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain and apply basic concepts and theories about gender and gender equality on material
  • Explain and discuss how gender and gender equality are treated with regard to forest ownership and policy
  • Describe how gender affects the work organization and different challenges with practical gender equality work.
  • Analytically depict and reflect on how gender and gender equality are taken into consideration in the practical forest sector and forestry academy and what role it has in the forest sector today

 

Content and implementation:

During the course, various aspects of the forest sector and forestry academy are studied based on basic theory of gender and gender equality work. The course is divided into four parts consisting of;

1) Introduction to gender perspective on forestry and forestry (1.5hp)

2) Organization and Leadership (1.5hp)

3) Forest Relationships (1hp)

4) a final project work (3.5hp)

Throughout the cource, the forest sector and academy is used as a starting point for studying and discussing gender and gender equality.

The implementation is largely based on literature, lectures with seminars and project work. During the course's meetings, which are obligatory to attend, both teaching takes place in the form of lectures, exercises, seminars and examinations.

Teacher-led meetings, exercises and written reports are compulsory parts of the course.

 

 


Contact

 Elias Andersson

Department of Forest resource management
Landscape studies
Phone: +46 90 786 83 58
elias.andersson@slu.se

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