280.850 Global Learning: Policies, Institutions and Actors on the Global Scale
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • …get a glimpse of how INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS are a) shaping the urban discourse, and b) facilitating global forms learning between cities.
  • They will acquire a THEORETICAL UNDERSTANDING of emerging practices of societal learning.
  • They will be able to discuss the importance of these new practices of learning against the background of the impending GLOBAL CHALLENGES such as the climate crisis, digital transformation etc.
  • They will be able to creatively think about how to implement new forms of global/local learning in the context of SPATIAL PLANNING (e.g. “Learning Regions”)

Subject of course

Between the two large conferences, UN Habitat II (Istanbul 1996) and UN Habitat III (Quito 2016), we have seen a sharp rise of formal and informal practices of CITY-TO-CITY LEARNING across many countries. Large trans-national networks have sprung up to facilitate this.

What are the reasons behind this new development? Who are instigating these processes? How are global forms of learning actually taking place?

(1)  First, we are going to explore how the so-called GLOBAL CHALLENGES are putting increasing pressure on social, political and economic regimes to instigate “change”, “transformation” or “transition” towards more sustainable ways of living. These pressures are now impacting urban policy-making on various levels across the world (“policy learning”).

(2)  Second, we are going to take a look at THEORIES OF LEARNING to understand the new PRACTICES OF LEARNING, emerging on local and global levels. We’ll also take cue from transition theory, field theory and complexity theory.

(3)  Third, we are going to look at how key INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS like UN-Habitat, The World Bank, OECD etc., are a) shaping the global discourse around urbanization, and b) how they are trying to facilitate GLOBAL LEARNING across national borders. The lecturer will bring in his own experience with UN Habitat in the last 20 years, but also invite guest speakers from other parts of the world (via zoom) to join in our discussion.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Texts will be read and discussed.
  • Learning platforms of international organizations will be analyzed.
  • Discussions with international guest speakers will take place (via zoom).
  • The “Fish-Bowl” method of discussion will be conducted at one of the sessions.

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Dieses Seminar ist ein Ergänzungsfach für WM 1

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Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue14:00 - 16:0005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022 via Zoom (LIVE)Global learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Global Learning: Policies, Institutions and Actors on the Global Scale - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.10.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue12.10.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue19.10.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue09.11.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue16.11.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue23.11.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue30.11.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue07.12.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue14.12.202114:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue11.01.202214:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue18.01.202214:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale
Tue25.01.202214:00 - 16:00 via ZoomGlobal learning: policies, institutions and actors on the global scale

Examination modalities

Written (seminar work)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 00:00 04.10.2021 23:59 04.10.2021 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

English