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Using Model-Based Reasoning and Experiential Learning to Understand and Improve Sustainability in a Campus Food System

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET

Presenters: Geoff Habron (Furman University) and David Gosselin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.

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Summary

The development of students' ability to address interdisciplinary problems and incorporate systems thinking are essential attributes of the materials developed through the InTeGrate project. This webinar describes experiential learning and work-learning strategies that can be used to complement approaches featured in several InTeGrate modules for incorporating sustainability into degree programs using a local institutional context. This webinar features the work by Geoff Habron who has used the model-based reasoning approach developed by the NSF-funded EMBeRS project to help students understand their assumptions about the campus food system and track the development of their shared understanding through a series of individual and group reflections and systems mapping exercises (model-based reasoning). The goal is for students to grasp the complexity, yet feasibility, of improving the sustainability of the food system with a focus on environmental responsibility and social justice. Geoff's work seeks to tackle the challenge of understanding, teaching, and employing learning processes that enable diverse disciplinary perspectives to be integrated into more comprehensive conceptual frameworks that enable more effective conduct of interdisciplinary and actionable socio-environmental science. The objectives of this webinar are: a) introduce the theory of model-based reasoning as an experiential learning tool to foster thinking across disciplinary boundaries; b) demonstrate the development of planning and implementation of partnerships with campus based food system units, and c) illustrate examples of student learning and proposed systems changes that emerged. http://embers.cybershare.utep.edu/

Goals

At the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • an introduction to theory of model-based reasoning as an experiential learning tool to foster thinking across disciplinary boundaries;
  • ideas for how to initiate planning and implementing partnerships with campus based food system units;
  • examples of student learning and proposed systems changes

Logistics

Time - 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Duration
- 1 hour
Format
- Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Registration deadline:
The registration deadline has passed.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.

Please email Monica Bruckner (mbruckne@carleton.edu) if you have any questions about this event.

Presenters

Geoffrey Habron, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Furman University

David Gosselin, Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tentative Program

1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Monica Bruckner, SERC staff

2) Webinar presentation

3) Reflections by participants

4) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters

The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about adapting InTeGrate modules, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.

5) Opportunities for further interaction – Monica Bruckner, SERC staff

6) Webinar Evaluation

Resources

Webinar Slides: Using Model-Based Reasoning and Experiential Learning to Understand and Improve Sustainability in a Campus Food System (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 17MB Sep12 17)

Click to watch the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 105.5MB Sep12 17).



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