LPR Module III

Description

LPR Module III: "First Know Thyself: Critical self-reflection and Job Readiness" (virtual)
Sub-focusIntersectoral Communication
Academic themeIntersectoral Communication
Short descriptionLPR Module III is a virtual module taught throughout Semester III that focuses on the complexities of “intersectoral” communication and collaboration, in particular between the academic and non-academic sectors. The ReD Global curriculum in the third semester distinguishes between students who undertake a “research” track (25 ECTS coursework at an academic partner) and a “professional” track (25 ECTS internship + assignment at a professional organisation). This module aims to enhance students’ employability by providing both groups with the skills and competences they need to efficiently and effectively collaborate also with representatives of the other sector. This includes knowledge on how the other sector works, where their priorities meet, and how both may reinforce one another in their shared objective of effectively addressing societal needs.

In order to reach this objective, students will work under the tutelage of a representative of the other group: non-academia for Research track-students and academia for Professional track-students. The broader aim for both groups is to learn:

  • Research track: how to translate complex theoretical ideas to real-world settings. Capstone: short policy paper with recommendations

  • Professional track: how to examine real-world challenges and identify and analyse the conceptual cultural and ideological perspectives that shape and influence these. Capstone: short research blog post

Both categories of students select a topic based on a “Carousel Day” organised by the ReD Global Secretariat, in which organisations and academics present themselves and some of the specific challenges they face. Students subsequently apply to a tutor based on their interest. The module includes three official one-on-one tutoring moments throughout the semester. Students will to a large extent need to self-manage and self-direct their learning, by keeping a progress diary and actively asking for extra advice and support when needed. Towards the end of the module, students submit their progress diaries and orally present their findings to a diverse audience on the final Symposium day