“Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar” – Antonio Machado

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It is now, from February to the end of March when it’s “the time” to collect our data for the Master Thesis. This means either interviewing, doing focus groups, observation… or maybe trying other methods. I am still in Uppsala, but some classmates are planning to do data collection abroad, such as in Germany, Scotland… Continue reading “Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar” – Antonio Machado

Facilitating first year students’ discussions

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The course Conflict, democracy and facilitation is ongoing for first year students within the Environmental Communication programme, and some second year students including myself volunteered to facilitate two literature discussions.  The theme of the first “peer learning” discussion was focused on understanding what kind of social situation it is to be called “conflict”, and under what… Continue reading Facilitating first year students’ discussions

Reflection papers. What’s that?

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“What do you write in a reflection paper?”, I got asked by a first year ECM student in the autumn semester. Then, I remembered that it wasn’t until I started the program that I wrote one. I will try to explain:  These reflection papers are non-graded assignments required to pass a course, and I would… Continue reading Reflection papers. What’s that?

Step into someone’s shoes

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In this case, all students taking Governance of natural resources are stepping on a reviewer’s shoes. We were divided in groups of 4 people in December to give feedback to each other’s home exams, and we were asked to write our home exam over the christmas break. This is the first time I exchange home… Continue reading Step into someone’s shoes

The cloud

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We are soon starting our master thesis, which means independent research (scary!). I think this TED Talk by Uri Alon in 2013 provides a wonderful piece of advice that I would like to share: “In order to discover something truly new, at least one of your basic assumptions has to change, and that means that… Continue reading The cloud

Just a few lectures left in Governance of Natural Resources course

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We’ve gone through very different topics over the course, such as pastoralism, mining and land and water grabbing dilemmas. I particularly liked that there were many researchers involved in teaching this course, some from Sweden and some from abroad. I liked that some of the lectures carried stories from those who were telling them. One… Continue reading Just a few lectures left in Governance of Natural Resources course

Two discourses, 26 years of difference

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In common: they are young, speak for future generations, for the planet, point out to inequalities and ask for action.  “We’re each convinced that nothing would have changed, but if this were the casewhy is it a conversation anyway?” – Pretty Shining People, George Ezra