Week 5 - SDWC 🐻

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Welcome to week 5 of SDWC! This is the last of the theory of SDWC, next week will be about revising and applying your skills.

I will give feedback on these this afternoon here. Feel free to disagree with my comments, but I do recommend reviewing them as it will really help you engage with the material and learn. It would be great if you could leave a couple of comments on other groups' theory of changes, as a way of sharing knowledge between the group and helping each other.

You can find this week’s videos and presentations are here. This week we cover: 

  • Setting a monitoring approach
  • Adaptations
  • Creating a research agenda.

We’ve made the Kahoots to date available outside of the live sessions to use as a learning tool. Here is a document that contains information on how to access these.


I've been inspired by Tony and Martin's Zoom backgrounds that were related to the examples they are working on or had given in previous weeks. Therefore, here is a mini-challenge, who can have the best Zoom background next week that is related to the conceptual model they are working on? I'm thinking giant earthworms, dreamy coral reefs and beautiful sun bears. Details on how to do this here. It doesn't work for everyone, for me, my hair disappears into the green wall and I look bald! 

The exam will be on the 27th of July at either 10 am and 6 pm BST. To accommodate those who can't make those dates we will put on an extra session at 6 pm BST on the 28th of July. Unfortunately only in extenuating circumstances can we put on extra exam sessions as they require a lot of our time to run. Any questions or concerns about the exam please do get in touch. Remember, the exam is multiple choice and we will be sending out a mock next week. We don't want you to worry about the exam and will do everything we can to help.

I hope you all have good weeks and manage to fit in some outside time into your weeks. Please get in touch if you have any questions or feedback. 

With wild wishes,


Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
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