Output 5: Learning Review


MSc Political Agroecology

Pre-Capstone Year


Nicole Vosper

March 2015

MSc Output 5

MSc OP5 Overview

Core Report - 1A. Survey

Core Report - 1A. Survey

1B. Survey

1B. Survey

2. Analysis & Assessment

2. Analysis & Assessment

3. Design & Implementation

3. Design & Implementation

Commentary & Supporting Material

Commentary & Supporting Material

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This output is dedicated to my best friend Gilly, who died unexpectedly when producing this output.

Gilly, you inspired me beyond belief. The best mentor anyone could wish for, and a friendship so sacred it makes me feel fully human. I miss you so much. Thank you for your lifelong support, strength and courage. There will never be anyone like you again.

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Output Specification

Welcome to my fifth output packet. I am a pre-capstone, MSc Open Topic associate with Gaia University, with a strategic focus on political agroecology.

This output was completed December 2014 - March 2015. Its aim is to document, evidence, review and reflect upon the diverse and powerful learning and transformation I experienced in my pre-capstone year.


 This output packet is a container for my learning in these areas and the following pages include:

  • Output overview - An overview of the aims of the output, how it was designed and the various methodologies I used.

  • Survey 1A - Survey of my outputs, key learnings and outcomes. Overview of my designed and actual timelines.

  • Survey 1B - Survey of my key personal, professional, project, peer and political learning and outcomes.

  • Analysis & Assessment - Overview of my analysis processes exploring what I have and have not learnt in my pre-capstone year and why.  

  • Design & Implementation - My design goals for my learning intentions pathway design and the capstone phase of my masters, as well as my conclusion.

  • Reflections - My commentary relating to my Gaia University pathway.

  • Supporting Material - A broad container of links to resources used and further evidence, such as my updated CV. 

Output Design Methodology

This OP was designed using the 'SADIM' design process. I identified what I needed to survey, both to meet the Gaia U requirements, and to meet my own reflective needs.

I then analysed this information (including data, self reflection, comparative analysis) using a number of tools and filters. The design aspect of the process will form the basis of my capstone year Learning Intentions Pathway Design, however I identified several goals that will aid its focus.

I also utilised my Output 5 Tracker Form, where I could capture reflections relating to my learning review. See a copy of the form here (pdf).



Tom Palmer
13 March 2015, 13:48

Great job Nicole, I really enjoyed reviewing your OP. Impressive work!

Nicole Vosper
18 March 2015, 9:55

Forgot to include self review! Here it is.

Nicole Vosper
18 March 2015, 9:57

Peer review for Tommy Lehe attached.

Jennifer English Morgan
16 April 2015, 20:47

Pro Review