131-0001-00L  Module 1: Global Crises to Local Interventions

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersT. Luthe, A. Grêt-Regamey, D. Günther, N. Salliou, to be announced
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
131-0001-00 GModule 1: Global Crises to Local Interventions98s hrsT. Luthe, A. Grêt-Regamey, D. Günther, N. Salliou, to be announced

Catalogue data

AbstractThis learning module navigates the journey from global crises to local interventions by first emphasizing the significance of resilience in DRRS. It then explores global crises through diverse perspectives in the "Framing nested crises" submodule. The subsequent submodules focus on practical skills at the community level and the societal and individual root causes of crises.
ObjectiveThe "From global crises to local interventions" module is designed to achieve several key learning objectives within the Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems (DRRS) context. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of resilience, appreciating its richness and diversity to maximize practical applications within DRRS. The module encourages a multiperspective analysis of global crises, exploring diverse viewpoints influenced by angles, interests, training, geographies, institutions, and worldviews.

Emphasis is placed on developing practical skills at the community level, equipping participants to enhance local resilience and response capabilities within the framework of DRRS. This includes identifying and applying skills crucial for mitigating the impact of disasters and promoting community well-being.

Furthermore, the module delves into the societal and individual root causes contributing to global crises within the paradigm of DRRS. Participants will learn from experts about strategies to understand and address these root causes, fostering effective intervention at both the societal and individual levels.

Through all modules, the course integrates three domains of learning competencies—cognitive, behavioral, and social-mental—interconnected through the individual Quests of the learners.
ContentCentered on the pivotal concept of resilience, the module facilitates a nuanced understanding of its richness and diversity for optimal application in addressing crises. Participants are guided through a multiperspective analysis of global crises, considering various viewpoints influenced by angles, interests, training, geographies, institutions, and worldviews.

A significant focus is placed on practical skills development at the community level within the DRRS paradigm. Participants acquire the necessary tools to enhance local resilience and response capabilities, emphasizing mitigating the impact of disasters and fostering community well-being.

The module delves into the root causes of global crises at both societal and individual levels, aligning with the principles of DRRS. Experts share insights on strategies to understand and address these root causes, fostering effective interventions that resonate with the DRRS approach.
Lecture notesSee Module 1.1 in MOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration: Link
LiteratureSee Module 1.1 in MOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeMOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration is a pathway to CAS#1 Sustainability to Regeneration. To be accepted into the CAS, applicants must have completed the respective MOOC by the time the CAS starts. The content from the MOOC will be supplemented in the CAS by live virtual events with experts from all over the world. In addition, after the first virtual introductory introductory week, a real design excursion to the MonViso Design excursion to the MonViso Institute in Italy. This trip is obligatory.

The final delivery of the CAS should demonstrate the scientific base of our work in evidence-based writing with a foundation in the peer-reviewed literature and graphical, visual, systems-mapping, and spatial ways of designerly expressions. As the main deliverable, participants must submit a framed graphical Quest synthesis process map consisting of two main parts: a graphical synthesis map (pdf format) and a framing text bracket that motivates, introduces, explains, discusses, and concludes the synthesis map.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersT. Luthe, A. Grêt-Regamey, D. Günther, N. Salliou
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
Main linkETH MOOC: Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

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Restrictions

PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH Reg. Syst.: Sustainability to Regeneration (131000)

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