In the new IIS honours module The next great/small transformation, we critically and constructively introduce students to conceptual and operational tools for shaping transitions. Using these tools, interdisciplinary teams of students will identify a societal transition challenge and develop a strategy to address it. At the same time, students are encouraged to critically evaluate the tools and suggest improvements.
The process central to this course consists of four iterative phases:
- Imagine: Identifying a transition challenge and identifying a vision that can address it;
- Connecting: Learning to understand the challenge at the system level;
- Acting: devising and implementing a simple intervention to realize the vision;
- Assessing: monitoring and evaluating the impact of the intervention (both of the intervention itself and the system-level impact).