Critical Reflection

Submit 1–3 pages as a Word document.

Find an example of climate adaptation communications from one of the case studies, or from your own experience, and respond to the following questions:

  • Who is the assumed audience? (Including their assumed identities such as: rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, middle class/working class, others?)
  • How has the issue of climate adaptation been framed? Who has been included or excluded in the framing?
  • What might be the short, mid and long-term communication goals?
  • With what you know from the readings and lecture notes, what do you think works well? What good practices have they included? What could be done differently?

Skills Building

Submit Part 1 as a Word doc. Submit Part 2 in the relevant format (e.g. slide deck, image of social media post, etc.…)

Part 1

Communications exercise: Thinking of your own case study or one you used in the reflection activities, identify one audience and a set of hypothetical (or real, if relevant) communication goals. Be as specific as possible and consider using the questions in the lecture notes to build your understanding of your audience and goals.

How do/might these communication goals link to wider objectives of the project or initiative?

Part 2

Create a small resource (social media post, short slide deck, poster, etc.…) that integrates the communication goals and concepts from the module.

Community Building

Post examples from parts 1 and 2 of the skills building exercise and reflect and comment on 1-2 of your peers’ posts.

 In your reflections, consider “How do these examples incorporate key concepts from the readings, the guest speaker and lecture notes?”



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