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SSSS - Summer School in Social Sciences - 01-05 December 2016

SSSS - Summer School in Social Sciences - 01-05 December 2016

SSSS - Summer School in Social Sciences - 01-05 December 2016

 

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The SEDES "Social Science Summer School (SSSS) Methods and practices for analyzing local ecological knowledge" sought to support young researchers by strengthening their methodological skills in linking local ecological knowledge to environmental studies in coastal environment represented by the Can Gio biosphere reserve. The summer school consisted of a five days program combining theoretical and empirical fieldwork in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. The main goal was to open participants to the diversity of Social and Human Sciences approaches and highlight some of the key methodological challenges that arise in coastal research. The different modules were presented by French and Vietnamese experts, with varied teaching and learning formats.

 

 

Social Science Summer School (SSSS) of SEDES IJL

Methods and practices for analyzing local ecological knowledge

December 01-05, 2016, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

 

Introduction

The SEDES International Joint Laboratory, launched in June 2016, aims to investigate how the key socio-ecological services provided by delta’s coastal waters can be sustained, restored and/or valorised in different political and environmental contexts, and under the pressure of global changes. SEDES, grounded in a North-South multidisciplinary scientific partnership, links socio-cultural, environmental and biological sciences in the complex socio-environments given by the deltas. The final goal is to propose methodologies to study services from delta coastal waters using inter-disciplinary approaches.

The SEDES "Social Science Summer School (SSSS) Methods and practices for analyzing local ecological knowledge" sought to support young researchers by strengthening their methodological skills in linking local ecological knowledge to environmental studies in coastal environment represented by the Can Gio biosphere reserve. The summer school consisted of a five days program combining theoretical and empirical fieldwork in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. The main goal was to open participants to the diversity of Social and Human Sciences approaches and highlight some of the key methodological challenges that arise in coastal research. The different modules were presented by French and Vietnamese experts, with varied teaching and learning formats.

16 students attended the SEDES SSSS.

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Program & Schedule

The school took place during five days from the 1st to the 5th of December 2016.

The first day took place at Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (HCMUS) where an introduction to social sciences concepts, methods and practices for analyzing local ecological knowledge has been given.

  • Introduction (M.C. Cormier-Salem):
  • Why studying the local ecological knowledge?
  • What is a source in Social Sciences?
  • Cluster 1 – Studying the ecological knowledge through the discourse of the respondents (F. Chlous)
  • Cluster 2 – Documenting the spatial practices of the stakeholders (S.Duvail)
  • Cluster 3 – Replacing the respondent in a larger historical and social context (D.Guillaud)
  • Cluster 4 – Studying the local ecological categories (D.Guillaud)

 

The following days (2-3-4) were helded at the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve with mixed theoretical courses (contextualization; exercises to prepare the fieldwork) and fieldwork in small groups.

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RESTITUTION

The last day (5), a restitution and synthesis session had been helded at Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (HCMUS).

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RESULTS

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