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Project Management and Process Facilitation

The course starts out from the assumption that collaboration between people of different knowledge backgrounds and experiences are required to improve problematic situations. The aim is to give a broad competence in supporting, planning and managing collaborative development and research work in complex contexts such as agriculture. The students will study, experience and train collaboration, project management and process facilitation between stakeholders from related areas.

Welcome to the course!

More information will be shown here in the weeks leading up to the initiation of the course.

Update 21-02-02:

Hello everyone, we've received a few questions about whether the course will be on campus or online. Because of the current situation, every course element will be on Zoom; but if the situation allows, some of the final elements (i.e. final presentations) may become hybrid lectures (both in Alnarp and on Zoom) at the end of May. We're following the recommendations from the public health authorities and SLU, which at the time of writing, states that we need to work remotely.

That said, we will do our best to accomodate your needs and make the course as meaningful and engaging as possible.

Talk soon!

/Robin

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The course evaluation is open between 2021-05-30 and 2021-06-20

Additional course evaluations for LB0111

Academic year 2020/2021

Project Management and Process Facilitation (LB0111-M4063) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Project Management and Process Facilitation (LB0111-40007) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

LB0111 Project Management and Process Facilitation, 15.0 Credits

Project Management and Process Facilitation

Syllabus approved

2018-11-21

Subjects

Agricultural science Horticultural science

Education cycle

Second cycle

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, course specialisation cannot be classified(AXX)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, including 90 credits in one of the subjects/educational areas Social Science, Natural Science or Technology, and English 6.

Objectives

The aim is to provide a thorough overview of the need for stakeholder collaboration and an interdisciplinary foundation for individual and collaborative development and research work within Agroecology.

On completion of the course students will be able to:
- understand and problemize the importance of collaboration between individuals with different knowledge backgrounds and experiences in agroecological projects and processes,
- discuss the differences between approaches to project management and open-ended learning processes and assess when they are relevant in agroecological development and research,
- explain the differences between acting as a project leader and a process facilitator,
- use process design as well as methods in project management and process facilitation.

Content

The course introduces students to training in collaboration, project management and process facilitation between different stakeholders in dynamic surroundings via scientific literature, lectures, seminars, study visits and student assignments.

The course is divided into two parts:

Part 1 "Systems of knowledge and learning" includes:
- Different approaches to knowledge such as scientific knowledge, rural (popular) knowledge based on experience and cultural knowledge.
- Approaches to share and gain knowledge such as transfer of knowledge, experiential learning/learning in action and introspective and third loop learning.
- Scientific knowledge traditions and rationalities such as social science, natural science, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity.
- Rural peoples’ knowledge and rationalities.
- Methods and tools for learning and knowledge generation such as quantitative science methods, qualitative science methods, PLAR (Participatory Learning and Action Research) methods, experiential learning.

Part 2 "Project Management and Process Facilitation" includes:
- Understanding of basic similarities and differences between a project and a process and of how to carry out management and facilitation.
- Theory on project management and process facilitation, including planning and decision-making, collaboration and group dynamics, conflicts and conflict management, documentation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
- Farmers’ perspectives on projects.
- Organisational project and process views, including the roles of a project leader and a facilitator.

Seminars, excercises and field work are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination for the course will consist of project work presentation, exercises and written individual and group reflections regarding the course objectives, plus adequate participation in compulsory sessions.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of People and Society

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LB0057
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agroecology - Master´s Programme Horticultural Science - Master´s Programme Horticultural Science Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Second cycle
Subject: Agricultural science Horticultural science
Course code: LB0111 Application code: SLU-40063 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of People and Society Pace: 100%