Photo: Guy Ackermans
The WUR Excellent Education Prize 2022 for 'Best basic course' was awarded to Geo staff members Emmanuel Adu-Ampong, Maarten Jacobs en Trista Lin for their course 'Philosophy of Science & Ethics' in Tourism.
This course offers an introduction to the philosophy of social science. It prepares students to be able to distinguish between, and identify the relevance of, many different ways in which knowledge about the social world more generally - and tourism in particular - gets produced. Specifically, it introduces students to a key series of dichotomies and dilemmas with which social scientists continue to grapple: natural world/social world, explanation/interpretation, facts/values and structure/agency.
Another GEO course was nominated in the category 'advanced courses': Global Landscapes and Place-Making from Ana Aceska; this course addresses the global/local nexus in the production, consumption and use of landscapes in the world today.
‘Today, we celebrate Wageningen’s education’, rector magnificus Arthur Mol stated at the start of the award ceremony. He awarded the prizes in Impulse with the dean of education, Arnold Bregt, and several members of the jury.
More information on the award and the winners can be found here.