Interdisciplinary workshop on Environmental vulnerabilities in the globalizing world 5 cr.
HENVI organises annually an environmental special course and a workshop, which are linked to the theme of the HENVI Science Day. We invite the speakers of the Science Day to act as visiting teachers of the workshop.
Theme of workshop course in spring 2016 in the 4th teaching period is Environmental vulnerabilities in the globalizing world.
5 ECTS credits
Helsinki University Centre for Environment HENVI
|Time||4. teaching period; 23 March - 10 May 2016
|Place and working methods||
Week 1: Course start.
Weeks 1-6: Work in groups, web based.
Group work is web based in Moodle. Meetings once a week. Group selects for every week captein, who calls group members to meet. , Times and places may be agreed on by each group.
Week 4: Preliminary work presented to supervisors. Informal oral presentations.
Week 7. Turn in group report.
Week 8. Workshop with international experts.
Reports of the groups.
12:15-30 Opening of the workshop
We accept students to the groups using following principles:
|Aim||The aim of the workshop is to help students with different backgrounds (i.e., natural sciences, humanities or social sciences) to deepen their understanding of issues dealing with environmental reseach and its role in the society and decision making. We aim at concentrating on subjects represented by those invited speakers of the HENVI Science Day who act as workshop teachers.|
International experts acting as visiting teachers
Prof. Barry Smit, University of Guelph, Canada
|Group work themes||
Students work in groups.
The themes of the groups are:
1) Vulnerability and adaption of communities and socio-economic systems to global environmental changes (Workshop with Professor Smit)
2) Key risks of climate change and quantifying climate change impacts (Workshop with Dr. Warren)
3) Inequalities and power relations in the context of socio-ecological change. (Workshop with Professor Sultana and Professor Nightingale)
Group work is conducted web-based in Moodle
Group work is done as internet based e-learning using closed group work sites in a web-based teaching platform Moodle
The key needed for entering the site has been sent to all accepted students in welcoming email on 15 Mar
The course is open to all university students at intermediate or advanced level in their studies.
We aim to form multidisciplinary working groups with students from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Accordingly we hope to get registrations from all faculties and disciplines.
|Course on the web||The course group work and preparing the reports for the workshop is done using the learning platform Moodle.|
Will be collected after the course and published here.
The previous HENVI workshops have covered following topics