These themes will be explored through the theory and methodologies of futures and strategic foresight with a view to equipping students with the ability to develop critical thinking about emergent change and the longer term and its range of commercial, political and social implications. The course will draw on broad-based existing academic outputs and use within the course of practical ‘tools-based’ exercises.
On completion of the course, a student:
- can explain how foresight techniques can make innovation, regional development and marine policies more robust.
- can recognise the key drivers of Arctic marine innovation.
- can identify the change processes at play in the Coastal Arctic and understand their characteristics.
- can analyse the interrelationships between drivers and be able to consider their impacts.
- can test new business ideas against alternative versions of the future.
- has demonstrated ability in communicating foresight techniques to stakeholders in an exemplified marine management or regional development situation.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University Centre of the Westfjords|
|Fields of study||Basic/broad, general programmes|
|Teaching place||Ísafjörður, Iceland|