Teaching current research
The new course "Gender, Migration, and Time" at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research will give students direct insight into the current research from the WAIT project.
The course had it's first lecture today and is closely linked to the newly launched SKOK project WAIT - waiting for an uncertain future: temporalities of irregular migration, headed by Christine M. Jacobsen, Head of Centre at SKOK.
To create a more creative and dynamic learning environment, the course lecturers has structured the lectures and content of the course in a way that make all students actively included in research group discussions and research related texts connected to the WAIT-project.
"We have to think about these issues together", Randi Gressgård pointed out during today's lecture. Throughout the semester, students will be involved in the journey through the project together with the researchers, and Jacobsen highlights the importance of further developing these types of courses in order to link students closer to the research that is taking place around the university and elsewhere.
Students who take this course have very different backgrounds both thematically and geographically. There are exchange students from for example Poland, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany, Russia, Mexico and the United States, in addition to students from Bergen. The students also come from different disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, commerce, finance, tourism, arts and international relations, which fits well with the project’s strong interdisciplinary profile.