Exploring Humans’ Space: An Introduction to Geographicity

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Exploring Humans’ Space: An Introduction to Geographicity

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How do we understand the notion of space? How have urbanisation, mobility, digital spaces, and globalization changed the way we perceive it? This course aims to help you feel comfortable with the notion of space. The simplest way to understand it is to connect your daily life, your perceptions and your practices to the concepts of contact and remoteness. In SpaceX, we will explore together the city, urbanisation, urbanity, and urbanism, the individual actor in a globalising World, the emerging digital spatialities, the space-time couple, and the complex relation between societies and bio-physical worlds. Moreover, we will see that cartography is a powerful tool. By the end of the course, we will enable you to not only read but also draw your own maps. Finally, the issues of action on space through spatial agency and spatial justice will be addressed. In each of the nine sessions, a recognised specialist will be filmed in a parti...

How do we understand the notion of space? How have urbanisation, mobility, digital spaces, and globalization changed the way we perceive it? This course aims to help you feel comfortable with the notion of space. The simplest way to understand it is to connect your daily life, your perceptions and your practices to the concepts of contact and remoteness. In SpaceX, we will explore together the city, urbanisation, urbanity, and urbanism, the individual actor in a globalising World, the emerging digital spatialities, the space-time couple, and the complex relation between societies and bio-physical worlds. Moreover, we will see that cartography is a powerful tool. By the end of the course, we will enable you to not only read but also draw your own maps. Finally, the issues of action on space through spatial agency and spatial justice will be addressed. In each of the nine sessions, a recognised specialist will be filmed in a particular place—a ‘thinking place’—throughout the World, to help us simultaneously inhabit and understand space.

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Kat Morgenstern

8/10 starsDropped
4 years, 8 months ago
I was really excited about this course when I signed up, but found it really hard to stick with, due to the extremely heavy accents that made the material hard to understand. I also found a lot of material unnecessarily loaded with jargon. I'd love to take another course along the same line presented in clearer English and more digestible language.
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Guilherme Iablonovski

8/10 starsDropped
5 years, 10 months ago
Contents are very interesting, but the overall design of this course led me to drop it. The peer-review method, as interesting as it is for many Edx courses, doesn't work every time, and I found it to be very fatiguing in this one.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
A very interesting course (topics, material, videos). It's true what others are complaining for. The peer-grading might not be the best way to evaluate all of our knowledge throughout the course. Maybe they should keep some tasks peer-grading and others multiple choice.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
5 years, 11 months ago
Brilliant course material, fantastic instructor. The interactivity aspect can be improved. The peer-review structure also needs to be reconfigured. Otherwise, simply wonderful.
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Juan Carlos Vela

4/10 starsDropped
6 years ago
The topic for this course is quite fascinating, but the overall design for this course is atrocious. The instructions are poorly explained and the guidelines for the assignments (AKA what is expected of the students) are revealed after submissions, which is of no help. The assignments are also randomly reviewed by our peers, which means that our grades are at the mercy of people who are either overly critical or uninterested. So, you could have ended up with a low grade or no grade, depending on who your peers were for a particular assignment. Ultimately, I ended up dropping the course and have no desire to retake it in the future.
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6 years ago
This is the worst designed course I have ever come across on EDx. The bulk of the mark is "peer assessed" grading which is really random student grading leading to random marks. There are short deadlines imposed for completion so if it are out of town or unavailable for a week you get zero. Instructions are given in some of the poorest English I have seen in any course leading to ambiguities or instructions that don't make any sense. It is really quite appalling.
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