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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP8085478, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY PROJECT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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

Teacher in charge MARA THIENE AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 5.0 40 85.0 No turn
Lecture 1.0 8 17.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 20/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 THIENE MARA (Presidente)
CASSANDRO MARTINO (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 28/02/2019 30/11/2019 THIENE MARA (Presidente)
CASSANDRO MARTINO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No
Target skills and knowledge: ICPUs are designed to provide students with skills in three key areas:
1) Personal and professional development – metacognition and practical application of specialized expertise acquired from formal discipline-based study; ability to reflect and articulate a personal, ethical and professional identity.
2) Collaboration – ability to work effectively with a team from different disciplinary, social and cultural backgrounds; acknowledgement that team members bring different perspectives, dispositions, mental models or mindsets; tools to capitalise on strengths of individual team members and strategies to navigate discordant perspectives.
3) Complex problem solving – develop tools to analyse complex problems; identify key variables or levers; articulate problem statements and desired outcomes; apply appropriate methodologies to collect qualitative and quantitative data and find solutions that add value for stakeholders.
Examination methods: Group plan, group presentation, individual statement, group project report.
Assessment criteria: Written and oral exam: knowledge of the topics, ability to discuss them in a critical wayc and to understand logic relationships. Participation: active attitude in lectures and during class exercises.
Course unit contents: ICPU global units operate on an intensive model (usually four weeks) and are jointly run with The University of Sydney (Australia).
A project is established in collaboration with an industry or community partner and then developed into an academically rigorous unit of study. Students work on a business opportunity or problem in interdisciplinary groups of around five under the supervision of an academic lead and with support and guidance from the external partner. To develop soft skills, interdisciplinary and complex problem-solving methodologies are employed.
Course structure:
1. Students will be placed in diverse, interdisciplinary groups and immersed in the Australian and Italian industry through guest lectures, site visits and reading materials.
2. Students will attend training workshops on personal and professional reflection, collaboration and complex problem solving.
3. Each group will define a problem or opportunity to explore through a facilitated and iterative process of ideas filtering.
4. A problem statement, desired outcomes and a systems map of the issues will be presented both orally and in written form.
5. Ideas will be researched, tested and refined by consulting literature, analysing data, conducting surveys and interviews.
6. Final outcomes and recommendations will be delivered in an oral presentation and written final report.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Group work, interactive lecturing, workshops, soft skills development based methodologies, complex problem solving, design thinking.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Class notes, materials and readings will be posted online
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)