Graham Scholars Program: sustainability education through an interdisciplinary international case study
A course for upper division undergraduate students was developed in response to a request for a cross-disciplinary course in environmental sustainability with an emphasis on an international issue. The topic selected for the course focused on the energy needs for Chile and a proposal for five hydropower projects on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in the Patagonia area. Collaborations between the University of Michigan (USA) and the University of Concepción (Chile) to develop the course led to a plan to offer a parallel course at both universities, with the students of both courses participating in a site visit to Patagonia. The courses were structured to enhance learning through interdisciplinary team-based activities. The courses were taught in a seminar format, with invited lecturers to provide background information on technical, environmental, economic, social, and political issues surrounding hydropower development in general and the proposed projects in particular. The students combined this information with insights obtained during the site visit to prepare a variety of course products, notably an assessment of the concerns of the various affected stakeholder groups. Assessment of the course outcomes is discussed. © Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science and Springer 2009.
|Título según WOS:||Graham Scholars Program: sustainability education through an interdisciplinary international case study|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Graham scholars program: Sustainability education through an interdisciplinary international case study|
|Título de la Revista:||SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE|
|Editorial:||SPRINGER JAPAN KK|
|Fecha de publicación:||2009|
|Página de inicio:||29|