Dragvoll, Gløshaugen, or just NTNU?
This village is themed around the concept of intergroup communication and beliefs. It will touch on the topics of how we perceive ourselves and others as group members, and how this affects communication between different groups. This topic is useful to society as it will provide students with a deeper understanding of how different groups both perceive and choose to interact with each other. This is important as often in society intergroup interactions can be marred by misunderstandings based on false stereotypes. This theme is well suited for interdisciplinarity because it provides a lot of the tools needed to encourage communication between communities, academic and otherwise, that would otherwise not communicate.
Any academic background is appropriate, as long as the student is interested in learning more about the practical and research-based applications of intergroup beliefs and communication.
About the village
Teaching will be done in English, and will be primarily conducted from a social psychological viewpoint. However, this does not mean that the theories etc. of other social science disciplines will be ignored, just that the village supervisor is from the psychology department.
Course code: PSY3808
Village: Dragvoll, Gløshaugen, or just NTNU? Exploring intergroup beliefs and communication.
Village supervisor: Jonathan Kim
Contact information: Jonathan.Kim@ntnu.no
Semester: Spring 2019
Important information about EiT:
- The focus on teamwork skills and group processes is the unique feature of Experts in Teamwork (EiT).
- EiT's teaching methods depend on the contribution and presence of every participant throughout the semester. For this reason, attendance is compulsory on every village day.
- In contrast to many courses, the first few days are especially important in EiT. During this period, the team members get to know each other and discuss what each individual can contribute. You will also draw up the compulsory cooperation agreement and start preparing a shared research question.
- For additional information about Experts in Teamwork, see the page for students.