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Pages: 5979-5984
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

COMPARATIVE STUDY ON TEACHING METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES

F. Ioras1, J. Kaner1, M.P. Arraiza2, V. Abrudan3, K. Henn4, F. Lakatos5, J.C. Santamarta6, I. Bandara6

1Buckinghamshire New University (UNITED KINGDOM)
2Universitad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
3Transilvania University (ROMANIA)
4Estonian University of Life Science (ESTONIA)
5University of West Hungary (HUNGARY)
6Universidad de La Laguna (SPAIN)
Environmental studies require both incremental and novel technical solutions. Both incremental and novel solutions have to fit in with societal, environmental and economic contexts. Moreover, they have to be robust to meet future uncertainties. E-learning has the capability to deliver these novel design solutions. We have developed a teaching method with this purpose in mind.

The success of any course delivery is the practical translation of the competences mentioned by the UNESCO learning for the twenty-first century (Delors, Unesco 1998): knowledge, design methods, internalization of values and communication with all relevant stakeholders.

The authors of the present article investigated the effectiveness of two forms of workshops:
(i) in class delivered course with integrated workshop where stakeholders are all present and
(ii) e-learning delivered course with workshops targeted to specific stakeholders.

Student feedback scores showed no significant preference for either of the forms. With these and other evaluation results, the authors conclude that effective, challenging courses require a 360˚ and regular feedback which is pivotal for increased student satisfaction.
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title = {COMPARATIVE STUDY ON TEACHING METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES},
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booktitle = {ICERI2014 Proceedings},
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TI - COMPARATIVE STUDY ON TEACHING METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES
SN - 978-84-617-2484-0/2340-1095
PY - 2014
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CI - Seville, Spain
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JA - ICERI2014 Proceedings
SP - 5979
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F. Ioras, J. Kaner, M.P. Arraiza, V. Abrudan, K. Henn, F. Lakatos, J.C. Santamarta, I. Bandara (2014) COMPARATIVE STUDY ON TEACHING METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 5979-5984.
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