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Example Workspace: Facilitate Brainstorming & Discussion

Needs and Opportunities: Bringing real world examples and experiences into the classroom

Group Leader:
Group Members:


Part 1: Spend 20 minutes discussing examples of activities and real-world examples your group members have used in class that integrate teaching about risk and resilience in the context of your topic. Briefly describe the activity and identify key attributes of these materials that are successful as well as challenges you faced in the integration.

Reporting Area

List particular aspects of the activities that were successful in teaching about risk and resilience in the geosciences.
  • e.g. makes material more relevant to students, built quantitative skills from real situations...
List particular aspects of the activity that were a challenge, and if possible, follow them up with suggestions on how you might address those challenges if you were to use the activity again.
  • e.g. students had difficulties relating to the subject matter and how it affects them in their daily life

Part 2: Spend the rest of the session focusing on the way forward: what areas are ripe for integrating teaching about your topic in the context of risk and resilience in the geosciences and beyond? What would your group like to see move forward and what would you like to further develop tomorrow?

Reporting Area: List topics of modules or courses that would enhance integration of teaching about risk and resilience in the geosciences (and beyond), expanding on the particular content that can be addressed in each topic/module. This will provide the basis for forming working groups to develop module or course proposals.