Designing blended learning courses for landscape professionals

What is the Blended learning toolkit for?


As we adapt teaching pedagogy and training methods to meet the rigors of both online and offline learning, now more than ever new approaches to landscape learning are necessary.

The landscape approach offers new opportunities to think about the complex relationships that exist within a landscape. To align with this approach, educators must aim to develop themselves into learning professionals, and in doing so fulfill three main roles interacting with stakeholders, learners, and media.

With this mindset, trainers, facilitators, educators, and above all learning professionals, must be able to design and implement blended learning courses. Blended learning courses are dynamic and aim to not only combine online and offline learning but encompass different learning methods in order to best satisfy each individual’s learning need through careful planning and delivery of learning pathways.


Who is the Blended learning toolkit for?


This toolkit is aimed to help professionals and practitioners better understand the ecological, sociocultural, and economic dynamics interwoven in the landscapes where they work.

It offers four accompanying phases to guide learning professionals in designing their own blended learning courses. The content of this manual builds on the experiences of the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, which is part of Wageningen University & Research.

Over the years, WCDI has been designing and developing engaging blended courses for landscape professionals, including in-person, online, and blended courses. In particular, this manual builds on the experiences of courses on Landscape Governance, Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change and Climate Action for Food Systems Transformation as well as the Professional Certificate Programme on Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes. We have now decided to share our experience and insight to boost professional landscape learning globally.



Author: James Mulkerrins, Tossa Harding, Ilse Hennemann, Bram de Groote, Cora van Oosten. Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, in collaboration with the Global Landscapes Forum

Publisher: The Landscape Academy, Global Landscapes Forum; Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Global

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