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May 2009 Human Ecology To propose a transdisciplinary course about sustainable development at the local level To address environmental questions and sustainability according to the viewpoints of different actors who are confronted by real problems, concrete projects and risk factors To promote cognitive apprenticeship and learning through case studies and collaborative work. Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps I. Course Objectives
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps II. Content Part 2 (3 ECTS) : Planning projects & Application Landscape integration into sectoral planning and case studies Player’s strategies, geographical and temporal scales, procedures and regulatory instruments Scenarios in planning projects Sustainability & Applications From key principles of sustainable development to project implementation. Part 1 (1 ECTS) : Key Concepts and Principles Definition of human ecology Environment - Society - Development: player’s interrelations and logic Analysis of key concepts and principles (environment, systems, players, etc.) Thoughts on human needs Analysis of methodological concepts and principles (regulation, needs, sustainability).
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps III. Knowledge and competency During the first part, you will not only acquire the basic theories of sustainable development; you will also learn about various communication and information tools provided by Dokeos. In the second part of the course, you will reinvest what you learned in the first part and then familiarize yourselves with data research using the tools presented in the lessons. Finally, using a wiki tool, you can share, discuss and increase your knowledge with your colleagues. In the third part, in groups of two or three people, you will evaluate a land development project using your new knowledge. Among other things, you will be able to debate these projects with your colleagues. This learning method is based on social constructivism: You are the master of what you learn and of the competency that you develop as you interact in your group. The use of collaborative and communication tools is essential.
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps IV. Evaluation Different types of assignments are proposed during the course such as quizzes, essays, wiki collaborative work, and an individual Portfolio. What is a portfolio A portfolio is an archive of the work you have done, displaying the knowledge and qualifications you have acquired.
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps V. Case studies Motorway Environmental Impact Assesment (Switzerland) Land planning scenarios (Cambridge) Evaluation of the « sustainability » programs in Glasgow and Sydney Glasgow Slum 1871 Sydney 2007
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps VI. Alumini feedback (Zurich University) “It was interesting to do this E- Course. I liked it and it was really a good construction because each session had a clear set up and in every time i knew where I was and what i had to do for the next step. Congrats! Kind regards Beat" “I liked this e-course a lot. I could work in my own pace and I could leave it away for some weeks when I was busy with my exam- preparation. The videos we had to watch throughout the course were very interesting and helpful to illustrate the theories provided in the lectures. The content of the course correlates very good with the matters we worked through during my whole studies and this course was a nice ending of my geography-studies.”
May 2009 Human Ecology Human Ecology e-course in 7 steps VII. Some screenshots of the course…. Visit our course portal for more informationmore information