Social Aspects of Sustainability

Faculteit Honours College
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode HCSW002405
Vaknaam Social Aspects of Sustainability
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Social Aspects of Sustainability
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the summer school and connected atelier, students are able to:
- Make an in-depth analysis of a practical problem and determine what the thinking or behaviour is that should be changed in order to solve the problem.
- Based on the theories learned during the course Social aspects of sustainability develop theory-based explanations for the problem.
- Develop an intervention aiming to change the factors explaining the problem thereby contributing to solving the problem.
- Develop an evaluation aiming to test the intervention.
- Apply methodological knowledge to develop an appropriate evaluation of (elements of) the intervention, conduct the research, and analyze the results;
- Communicate your approach and findings convincingly to a practitioner audience;
- Work and cooperate successfully with others in a research group by making constructive contributions to the project and providing others with the opportunity to do this as well.

Summer School
Connected broadening module: Social Aspects of Sustainability
Destination: Online
Period: 5-9 July 2021
Maximum number of places: 23
Atelier in: semester 1 or 2 (2021-2022)
Students' contribution: €-,-
Participation in the atelier from abroad: the atelier will be spread out over the year, students can participate in the atelier when they are abroad.
Omschrijving Short description:
The Covid-19 crisis has important consequences for our mobility system. Some of these consequences are beneficial for the environment. For example, in the past months air travel has significantly reduced. Also, many people work from home which reduces commuting by car. However, Covid-19 has also strongly reduced the use of public transport, a sustainable mode of transport. An important question is to what extent people are likely to use sustainable modes of transport after the Covid-19 crises. Will people still refrain from flying after the crisis is over? Will employees continue to telework? And is it possible to get travelers back into public transport? During the summer school you will learn more about these issues from organization in the mobility sector. They will present to you with which problems they are currently dealing. Based on their input you will define a specific behaviour or mindset that needs to be changed in order to promote future sustainable mobility. Based on the course Social aspects of sustainability you will come up with theory-based explanations for the issue. Based on your explanations you will develop strategies to solve the problem. On the final day of the summer school, the groups will present their proposal to the organizations and fellow students.

In the Atelier you and your interdisciplinary team will continue working on this theme. You will develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the intervention you developed during the summer school. Afterwards, you will present your findings and acquired knowledge during the Petrus Camper Festival.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Groepsbijeenkomst(en) en -onderzoeksopdracht(en), Hoorcolleges, Presentatie(s), Zelfstudie
Toetsvorm Groepsopdracht(en), Onderzoeksverslag, Presentatie(s)
(Presentation at the Petrus Camper Festival in June, 2022)
Vaksoort Honours College-Bachelor
Coördinator dr. E. van der Werff, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. E. van der Werff, PhD. ,dr. J.L. Veldstra
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Students will receive several journal papers to prepare for the Summer School.
Entreevoorwaarden Only available for non-Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Honours College students.
Only open to students who have been selected for this part of the programme and have completed the connected Broadening Module successfully.Only available for students who have been accepted into the BA Honours College Programme.
Successfully taking part in the Summer School is a requirement for further participation in the connected Atelier.
Opmerkingen The following condition (Article 3.6 of the EAR, to be found in your Student Portal under Organizations) applies: “Except in the event of extraordinary circumstances, all Honours Programme course units have a 100% attendance requirement, which includes preparation for and active participation in the course units. The lecturer may give individual students who provide good reasons for their absence permission to replace a missed meeting by a repair assignment.”
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Summer en Winter School / Atelier (onderdeel Petrus Camper Leergang)  (Summer & Winter Schools Almeida cohort) 3 semester II keuze