On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
by working in multidisciplinary groups, make use of others' knowledge and skills as well as communicate and make use of his/her own expertise and skills,
translate theoretical knowledge into solutions in practical situations,
explain both how all social challenges are complex entities, where many different skills are needed for their resolution, as well as the importance of heterogeneity,
communicate verbally and in writing with different actors in society.
In multidisciplinary groups, the students work with a specific tourism and/or regional sustainability challenge. The groups consist of students of varying background with different expertise and skills. We take concrete challenges from the tourism industry, the region, the county administrative board, civil society, etc, as students in smaller groups collaborate based on the Design-thinking as well as the Experts-in-team methodologies. The coupling to the Gotland community, and working on the challenge in collaboration with the actors who own the problem, is central to the course, in addition to applying knowledge to practical solutions.
Lectures, seminars, supervision, study visits, exercises, individual assignments and group work.
Written report of individual assignment (2.5 credits) as well as oral and written presentation of group work (5 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.