Innovation and Implementation
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Syllabus and other information
FS0004 Innovation and Implementation, 15.0 CreditsInnovation och implementering
SubjectsFood Studies Landscape Architecture
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 150 credits, of which 90 credits within one of the following areas:
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Food and Meal Science
and minimum 15 credits in Food Studies on advanced level and English 6.
The course gives the students an understanding of theoretical tools in the innovation process, and applications of these, performed as a teamwork that they test in a realistic project. It is a group work with challenges provided by the actual food system actors.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding and apply the tools of an innovation process.
- choose a challenge and present an imagined proposal for the future, taking theoretical frameworks discussed in the course as a point of departure.
- demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and give feedback to other students’ projects.
- evaluate and discuss the process of both the challenge and the group work.
- present the result of project both in a written report and an oral presentation.
- demonstrate an ability to search for and find academic literature and sources relevant to the project.
The course comprises of a theoretical part and an applied part.
The applied part is a group work where the group takes on a challenge provided by an actor of the actual food system. With the help of tools from theoretical part, the groups work through the course in order to solve the challenge through the innovation process. Group dynamics shall be taught and supervised through the course.
In parallel the student works individually with personal reflections though the process.
Scheduled seminars, study visits and presentations are compulsory.
The course focuses on the following general skills: problem solving, oral communication, teamwork, plan and manage time and creativity.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Pass in compulsory assignments in group and individual work, both in oral presentations and written reports. Actively participate and contribute in the group assignment. Active participation in compulsory seminars, workshops, tutorials, and presentations.
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Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management