The following collections of materials were submitted by faculty participants at the 2014 workshop, Teaching about Risk and Resilience. The collections illustrate approaches for teaching sustainability in the context of different disciplines, course types and institutions. See the workshop synthesis to learn more about the workshop.
Courses That Address Risk and Resilience
Courses for both upper level and introductory levels that address various ways to integrate teaching about risk and resilience into the classroom.
Activities That Address Risk and Resilience
These activities use a wide array of pedagogic approaches to address topics including sea level rise, earthquakes and other natural hazards, risk communication, and more.
Real World Examples That Address Risk and Resilience
Participants shared example real-world vignettes that can be used as a starting point to teach about risk and resilience in a variety of contexts and topics that students may be able to relate with.
Two cases, prepared by conveners in advance of the workshop, were the basis for discussion at a workshop session. A follow-on product to disseminate key ideas from these discussions is under development.
- Real World Example: Sea Level Rise and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Prepared by Alana Edwards and Mary Beth Hartman, under the direction of Dr. Leonard Berry, The Center for Environmental Studies, Florida Atlantic University
- Real World Example: Earthquake Risk in Southern California - Prepared by John Taber, IRIS, drawn from materials by Jones, L.M., R. Bernknopf, D. Cox, J. Goltz, K. Hudnut, D. Mileti, S. Perry, D. Ponti, K. Porter, M. Reichle, H. Seligson, K. Shoaf, J. Treiman, and A. Wein, (2008).
These pages will be built around concepts that were generated in breakout groups at the workshop, and include pedagogic guidance as well as teaching materials drawn from InTeGrate and other educational projects at SERC.
- Risk and Resilience in the Context of Sustainability
Find more materials and strategies for teaching about geoscience and societal issues drawn from across the InTeGrate project.