CISMI > Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning > Environmental Science > Carletons Energy Future > Overview

WHAT ARE THE WORKSHOP GOALS?

  1. Learn more about interdisciplinary problem-based learning by doing it.
  2. Support development of curriculum toward interdisciplinary problem-based learning.

WHAT WILL WE DO AT THE WORKSHOP?

Participants will be asked to write a short "perspective piece" prior to the workshop to share with other participants. We will begin exploration of this energy issue in small interdisciplinary teams, by listening to and probing the participant perspectives and their connections to our own thinking. From there, interdisciplinary teams will move into the imaginative creation of a seminar with "blended inquiry", integrating the perspectives in your team. Teams will report out so everyone has a chance to benefit from the creative team inquiries. The Carleton perspective (and real data!) will also be shared by Richard Strong of Facilities, with time for reaction and "blending" into the team inquiries. On the last day, we will step back and share final insights and perspectives, and talk about how to move our learning into the curriculum with "next steps".

WHAT WILL WE TAKE AWAY?

  1. Learning through interaction with intelligent colleagues in a lively and enjoyable workshop setting focused on an important issue!
  2. Exposure to and appreciation of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary perspectives about the challenges of Carleton's Energy Future.
  3. Ideas and insights on how disciplinary, interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary perspectives can be incorporated into curriculum at Carleton.
  4. New questions and novel answers about the challenges of Carleton's Energy Future.

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