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HOD-883WC Advanced Research Methodologies: World Cafe

2 or 4 semester credits
Advanced studies and applied research projects, designed to develop skills in specific research methodologies and approaches. All the advanced research modules numbered 883XX are designed to enable students to learn a particular research method in depth. The World Café is a simple yet powerful dialogic process that relies on creating a co-evolving network of conversations to foster collaborative learning and knowledge creation. At the same time, with its focus on co- generative understanding around key questions that matter to a group, it has significant use as a research methodology. In this Advanced Research Module on the World Café, we focus on issues of the design of World Cafés, with research questions at its core. We will explore issues of setting a context for a World Café together with the context- bound nature of knowledge generated, with a focus on research design for actionable knowledge. We will explore the role relationships of the researcher in a World Café setting, who may be seen as a “host.” We will also explore implications for how we interpret and make sense of the resultant knowledge generated, together with other epistemological issues that recognize content and process understanding, understanding what questions do, and context setting for collaborative inquiry. This Advanced Research Module will encourage a learning-by-doing approach (that is, involvement in a World Café).
Pre-requisites: HOD-802  
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Objective(s):
  • Understanding of core ideas of World Café
  • Engage in a World Café
  • Interpret and make sense of the knowledge generated



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