Introduction Science and Policy

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WMSE002-10
Vaknaam Introduction Science and Policy
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I (19-10-2020 till 05-12-2020)
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction Science and Policy
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:

1. Getting acquainted with policy sciences
- Students are able to write an independent advise with concepts from public administration, innovation
management and policy sciences.

2. Personal development
- Students will have the skills to do project work in a group and alone.
- They are able to show leadership that fits their personality and the needs of the group.
- They have insight in their own strengths and challenges.

3. Bridging fields of knowledge
- They are able to understand and to handle and policy perspectives.
- They are able to create synergy from multiple domains.

4. Applying in social context
- They are able to judge their own discipline critically and in context to policy and society.
- They are able to find a balance between the individual interest and the group interest.
- They are able to act as a science adviser in an ethical way.
- They know how to implement innovations in a sustainable way.

5. Effective communication
- They are able to communicate in an effective way to target groups.
- They are able to evaluate their advice so that it is implementable.

6. Over all Science advising
- Students will be able to consider their role(s) in science advising critically.
Omschrijving This module will take place in two phases.

1. Theory Science and Policy
2. Group project Science and Policy

In the first three weeks you will follow an intensive program in which you get acquainted with important policy concepts. After that you will train the skills to solve policy cases and to write and present a feasible science advise to governmental organisations. Most assignments will be done in groups and teams.

For more information see www.rug.nl/fwn/sbp
Uren per week 40
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Project work (including workshops) is mandatory. If student can't be there we design extra assignment.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Final grade: Exam theory after three weeks: 50% Report after seven weeks: 50%. The personal portfolio need to be a pass in order to receive the final grade)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator drs. S. Grooters
Docent(en) dr. B. Brink ,prof. dr. J. de Ridder ,prof. dr. G.J.W. Euverink , Guest lecturer , M.J. van den Nieuwenhof-Schilstra, MSc. ,dr. H.J. van der Windt ,prof. dr. H.B. Winter , J. Zevenberg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Reader Policy, and extra literature on Nestor (this is further reading)
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from science bachelor.
Opmerkingen max 100 students are participating in the course unit.
The course unit is compulsory for the SBP track

This course was registered last year with course code WNBIBEB08B
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