Pre-conference & PhD-course, August 27. – 28.
|Where:…………………………..||Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer. The campus is 5 km north of the centre of Lillehammer.|
|When:||August 27th – 28th 2018|
|Context:||The PhD-course is also a pre-conference for International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) 21st Annual Conference, Lillehammer, August 29 – 31 2018, “Sustainability, Interdisciplinary and Transformative Change: A Critical Realist Response to the Crisis System”.|
|Admission (requirements):||Applicants must have admission to a PhD program, i.e. a master’s degree with a ‘B’ average.|
|Course content:||The course is offered in collaboration with the BUK PhD research program.|
|Responsible:||Trond Jakobsen and Lene Nyhus, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer|
|Coursework requirements:||Prior to the course, we recommend that participants get to know the basic literature on the course. In addition, participants are asked to prepare a brief abstract, describing the participant’s research project, and prepare for a short presentation of the abstract/project. During the course, participants give an individual presentation and take active part in discussions during the two days course.|
|Reading list:||Bhaskar, R., Price, L. & Danermark, B. 2018. Interdisciplinarity and Well Being, London, Routledge.
Bhaskar, R. 2016. Enlightened Common Sense The philosophy of Critical Realism (ed M. Hartwig), London, Routledge.
Danermark, B (et all) 2002. Explaining Society; Critical Realism in Social Science, London, Routledge.
Kjørstad, M. Solem, MB. 2017. Critical Realism for Welfare Professions, London, Routledge.
|Teaching and supervision:||This is an intensive course over two days, comprising a total of 12 hours. In addition, individual and group supervision will be available during the two days.|
|Examination:||To obtain 1 study point, 80% attendance in the course is required.
To obtain 3 study point, participants need to submit a course paper reflecting on issues concerning Critical Realism related to their own research (5-7 pages, Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1,5) after the course. The deadline for paper (essay) submission is October 31st 2018. Minimum 80% attendance is required.
|Grading scale:||Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale.|
|Course assessment:||The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation. An evaluation form will be made available to the candidates after the papers are handed in.|
|Registration:||Will open in March|
|Abstract submission:||Register here. Under Conference theme, choose “8 Pre-conference/PhD Course”.|
|Abstract deadline:||May 30th. Under Conference theme, choose “8 Pre-conference/PhD Course”|