Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Integration of gender & diversity in your own research

Date: 03 October 2017 - 24 October 2017
Location: Wageningen

This course enables the participants to find out and apply how gender (& diversity) can be meaningfully integrated in their own research. ‘Gender & diversity’ entails that ‘gender’ will be considered in intersection with other relevant social dimensions such as ethnicity, class, religion, and generation. The course introduces the participants to the basics of social (inequalities) and gender (&diversity) studies aspects of food, agricultural and rural research and development. It explains why and how these matter, and how integrating these is contributing to the quality of research, its outreach and valorisation in those core Wageningen domains. The course clarifies and discusses different theoretical approaches with their conceptual and methodological elaborations. The participants will discuss and further elaborate these in relation to their own thesis research designs.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • identify different approaches to integrating gender (&diversity) studies aspects in food, agricultural and rural research and development;
  • reflect on current gender (& diversity) studies approaches in relation to their own research in a well-argued manner;
  • strategize how to identify, select and review relevant literature on gender & diversity studies aspects in relation to their own research;
  • identify for their research relevant gender aspects in intersection with other dimensions such as class, ethnicity, locality, and religion must be addressed;
  • design and present applying what learned in relation to their own thesis research design.

Activities:

The course will have:

  • introductory interactive lectures with discussion afterwards;
  • peer group discussions guided by questions or group assignment;
  • meeting with a gender (& diversity) expert of one's own field;
  • self- study for preparing for the lectures, discussions and assignments;
  • student presentations with short discussion afterwards.

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