New course: Advances in Communication for Development: Social Action, Planning and Evaluation (15 ects)

by Rebecca Bengtsson on February 19, 2014 · 1 comment

in ComDev courses,Comdev News

comdevadThis autumn, ComDev is offering a brand new course in Advances in Communication for Development: Social Action, Planning and Evaluation. The course responds to the needs of ComDev graduates that have requested a deeper level of study in this field, as well as development professionals seeking group work and peer learning, hands-on participation, self-reflection, and critical analysis. This course aims to enhance skills and deepen knowledge around the use of strategic media and communication interventions used in international development cooperation. A variety of Communication for Development theories and methods are explored and students have the opportunity to independently plan, implement and evaluate a Communication for Development intervention. With a mix of independent and group work, peer learning, hands-on participation, self-reflection, and critical analysis, this course provides dynamic and comprehensive engagement in advances in communication for development related to social action, planning and evaluation.

The course includes the following modules:

Communicating and Planning Social Action (7.5 ects)
Explores social action as an agenda setting process offering specific tools to assess and critically analyse different communication strategies for social change including a breakdown of behaviour change theories.

Evaluating Social Action (7.5 ects)
Focuses on monitoring and evaluation of ComDev interventions, including critical engagement with a range of different approaches and analytical methods. Students will apply the knowledge and skills they acquire to the evaluation of both their own and others communication initiatives.

Entry requirements
30 credits on advanced level in Communication for Development, Media- and Communication Studies, Development Studies or other Social Science discipline. English B.

Education level
Second cycle

Application will open on 15 March on

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Julia February 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Thanks, that’s a great news, looking forward to this new course.
We’ve had a brief discussion with Andrea on the open forum of MGD about COMBI strategy and it looked quite interesting…


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