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This was our final week, and we had two main tasks.

First, we needed to give the students feedback on their case study presentations, especially to help them think about what to do in their case study report. We did this using the fishbowl technique, which we had also used in Week 12 (as part of their preparation for the case study

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This was the week the students presented their case studies (with the full reports on their case studies due in a few weeks time).

You can see information about the case study exercise and some of the students’ visual presentations and final reports on the Assessment page.

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We were meant to spend these two weeks focused on Chapter 6 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Finance: Investing in Futures”. However, we spent only one week on the chapter and used the second week to do some detailed work on the case studies (as I was concerned that the case studies were being left to the last minute—you can read about the 

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These two weeks focused on Chapter 5 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Property: Commoning”. The overall aims were to:

* introduce students to the concept of commons (Lecture 9)

* clarify the distinction between commons and property (Lecture 9)

* further confirm the concept of commons by looking at examples of “uncommoning” (Lecture 10)

* identify the ways that people are taking back property by

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These two weeks focused on Chapter 5 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Property: Commoning”. The overall aims were to:

* introduce students to the concept of commons (Lecture 9)

* clarify the distinction between commons and property (Lecture 9)

* further confirm the concept of commons by looking at examples of “uncommoning” (Lecture 10)

* identify the ways that people are taking back property by