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Possible class structure


This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class.

NOTE: The class structure proposed is merely indicative. As students' prior knowledge and exposure to these issues varies widely, the lecturer should adapt contents as well as the time suggested for each component of the Module, according to the educational and social context, needs of the students and as otherwise appropriate.

  • 20 mins » Pre-class exercise (use as 'ice-breaker' to generate discussion)
  • 20 mins » Introduction on why IPLCs matter in responses to wildlife crime
  • 20 mins » History of disenfranchisement
  • 15 mins » break
  • 15 mins » Incentives to get involved with wildlife crime: Cost of conservation
  • 15 mins » Incentives to get involved in illegal wildlife, logging and fishing economies
  • 15 mins » Video presentation: ‘Sides of a horn’
  • 5 mins » Discussion
  • 15 mins » break
  • 10 mins » Local communities as crime preventers
  • 15 mins » Mechanisms for incentivizing community conservation and reducing wildlife crime
  • 15 mins » Critiques of community engagement


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