Environmental special course at the Helsinki University Centre for Environment:
Pathways to Sustainability Transformation 5 cr.
HENVI organises annually an Environmental special course and a Student Science Day Event, which are linked to the theme of the Science Days. We invite the speakers of the Science Day to act as visiting teachers of the Student Science Day Event.
5 ECTS credits
Helsinki University Centre for Environment HENVI
Responsible teachers Katriina Soini, Janna Pietikäinen.
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4. teaching period 2017
13 March - 11 May 2017
|Place and working methods||
Lecture 2: Tue 14 March at 13-16
Group meeting 1: Wed 22 March at 13-16
Preliminary work presented to supervisors. Informal oral mid-way presentations.
In connection to registration in Weboodi, students are asked to list groups in their actual order of preference, beginning with rank #1 for the most preferred group.
We accept students to the groups using following principles:
|Group work themes||
Group 1: Transdisciplinary learning for sustainability. Comments by Professor Arnim Wiek, Arizona State University
Group 2: Co-producing urban transformations. Comments by Professor Beth Perry, University of Sheffield
Group 3: Sarah Cornell: Planetary boundaries as a framework to identify human-induced changes to the environment.
|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 Science Day who act as workshop teachers.|
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
Link to course Moodle site will be provided before course start to all enrolled and accepted students.
|Evalution||0-5. Based on group report 50 % and peer evaluation 50 %|
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.|
The previous workshops have covered following topics: