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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY
AVP7078878, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-AV2091-002LE-2017-AVP7078878-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANNA LAWRENCE

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 LAWRENCE ANNA (Presidente)
GATTO PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
MASIERO MAURO (Supplente)
PETTENELLA DAVIDE MATTEO (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested
Target skills and knowledge: Course subtitle: Social Forestry
It has been said ‘Forestry is not about trees, it is about people’ and ‘Forestry is a social science’. Of course not everyone would agree, but forestry is certainly a relationship between people and trees. The course will stimulate thought and analysis about the people in forestry, and the methods available to understand their roles. After taking the course, the student will be able to identify stakeholders and suitable modes of participation for different stakeholders; analyse examples of community and urban forestry; appreciate the value of different types of knowledge in forest management; and understand ways to accommodate these social dimensions into forest policy and management.
Examination methods: The final mark is made up of two components: a) class participation including field excursion (30% of final mark); b) written exam based on open questions (70% of final mark). Class participation will include group presentations of reading assignments in class, leading discussions to reflect on field trip and others.
Assessment criteria: Participation: active attitude in lectures and during class exercises. Written exam: knowledge of the topics, capacity to present and discuss them in a critical way, to place them in the correct context and to understand logic relationships with other topics of the course and, in general, with the other disciplines.
Course unit contents: The course is in two parts: (1) stakeholders and their roles; and (2) methods for understanding and engaging stakeholders:
PART 1: PEOPLE AND FORESTRY
forestry for people - wellbeing, cultural ecosystem services
forestry with people - participation
forestry with people - farm forestry, entrepreneurs
forestry by people - decision making
forestry by people - community forestry, urban forestry
applying the idea of ‘stakeholders’

PART 2: KNOWLEDGE, PEOPLE AND FORESTRY
historical development of social forestry
what is knowledge
stakeholders and knowledge
cultures of forest management
methods for understanding people
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching and learning methods include lecture-based input from an international professor of social forestry; discussions; reading assignments; field visits including student exercises; small group work
Additional notes about suggested reading: PPT presentations and detailed list of readings will be provided at the module webpage in moodle

Reference papers and other relevant readings will be provided at the module webpage in moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)