Interdisciplinary workshop on Circular Economy and Sustainable Food Systems 4 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. Henvi Science Days 2015 is organised under the topic
--> Towards circular economy – Designing a sustainable food cycle" on 21st April 2015
4 ECTS credits
|Organiser||Helsinki University Centre for Environment HENVI
|Time||09 March - 20 April 2015
|Place and working methods||
Work in groups. Weeks 1-5
Group work is web based in Moodle. Meetings once a week, place can be agreed on in each group.
Week 6. Turn in group report. DL 13 April
Week 7. Workshop.
Dr. Francesco Nicolli, University of Ferrara / CERIS
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.|
|Group work themes||Students work in three project groups. The themes of the groups are summarized below.
1) ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND FOOD
• environmental policy and technology in connection to circular economy and waste management
2) SOSIO-CULTURAL, CONSUMER ECONOMICS
• food sustainability from a socio-cultural perspective
3) FOOD SURPLUS AND FOOD WASTE
• food waste minimisation
|Course structure and timetable||
1. Starting day (compulsory to all)
Mon 09 March at 13.15-16
2. Group work: 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 course coordinator and the supervisors of groups meet all the groups regularly either face-to-face or on the group web site in order to follow the work and give comments and further help.
Direct link and key to the course site in Moodle wil be sent to accepted students.
3. Written work DL 13 Apr.
Each group writes a common multidisciplinary report of the current knowledge in the selected theme according to literature and recent research. The work is supervised by course supervisors.
4. Preparing an oral presentation for the workshop DL 17 Apr
5. Workshop Monday 20 Apr 13:15-17:00
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.
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