Taking Action in a Complex World
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Taking Action in a Complex World

Kiva U aims to help build the next generation of leaders who thinkcritically about sustainable and empowering solution
4.3 (123 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,071 students enrolled
Created by KivaU.org Kiva U
Last updated 3/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Reflect on action they have taken in their communities
  • Explore the value and impact of microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool
  • Explore the value and impact of international aid as a poverty alleviation tool
  • Debate the merits and drawbacks of different approaches to poverty alleviation
  • Consider how lessons learned from debating global issues translate into action they take on a local level
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Requirements
  • Materials to take notes with
Description

Students will reflect on action they have taken in their communities and explore action taken globally to address poverty alleviation. Students will identify the complexities in taking action on important issues and apply this to their own lives.

The course is broken into 4 sections, each finishing with a quiz and an opportunity to reflect.

Lesson one is about taking action: what it means and different ways to get involved. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on action they have taken in their communities and schools.

Lesson two focuses on poverty. We'll learn more about what poverty is and how complex it can be.

Lessons three and four explore actions taken globally to alleviate poverty. We'll focus on two ways to tackle poverty: microfinance and international aid.

Who is the target audience?
  • College students
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Taking Action
2 Lectures 04:28
Introduction to the Course
01:22

Introduction to Taking Action
03:06
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Poverty
4 Lectures 08:30
Povery Part 1
02:02

Poverty Part 2
02:16

Bob Harris Talks about Poverty
03:26

Poverty Quiz and Reflection
00:46
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Examining Action through Microfinance
4 Lectures 11:00
Examining Action through Microfinance Part 1
03:14

Examining Action through Microfinance Part 2
03:31

Premal Shah on Microfinance
03:26

Microfinance Quiz and Reflection
00:49
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Examining Action through International Aid
2 Lectures 06:20
Examining Action through International Aid Part 1
04:23

Examining Action through International Aid Part 2
01:57
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 03:44
Taking Action in a Complex World
03:15

Conclusion
00:29
About the Instructor
KivaU.org Kiva U
4.3 Average rating
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4,071 Students
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Taking Action in a Complex World

Founded in 2013, Kiva U is an innovative education initiative created through a partnership between Kiva and Citi, in response to a powerful grassroots movement of students and educators passionate about understanding microfinance and wielding it to help end poverty.

Kiva U aims to help build the next generation of leaders who think critically about sustainable and empowering solutions to poverty.

This lesson, Taking Action in a Complex World, was taken from an extensive curriculum called Exploring Poverty, which was made possible by Citi and can be accessed and downloaded for free online at BetterLesson.