M 40: European Virtual Seminar (Online-Seminar)

 

Das European Virtual Seminar (EVS) ist ein Online-Modul aus dem Bereich 3 der interdisziplinären Querschnittsthemen. Die genauen Prüfungsformen und die Voraussetzung für die Vergabe von Leistungspunkten entnehmen Sie bitte dem "Modulhandbuch". Das Absolvieren dieses Seminars entspricht der Teilnahme an einer Präsenz sowie der Abgabe eines Referats.

 

Da die Teilnehmerzahl und der Teilnahmezeitraum hier begrenzt sind, erfolgt eine Anmeldung für dieses Modul per Mail an infernum@fernuni-hagen.de und nicht über den Log-in Bereich. Die Anmeldezeiträume werden Ihnen rechtzeitig vom Koordinationsbüro mitgeteilt. Ggf. entscheidet hier das Losverfahren über die Teilnahme.

 

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen

  • Sichere mündliche und schriftliche Englischkenntnisse
  • Verfügbarkeit zu festen Terminen ca. 8-10 Stunden die Woche
  • Ausreichend schnelle Internetverbindung
  • Offenheit für e-Learning und Gruppenarbeit.

 

Aim & Learning Objectives

The aim of EVS is to foster an international, multidisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development among students from all over Europe. The EVS confronts students directly with divergent peer views on sustainable development, and their implications for a societal shift towards a more sustainable Europe. These differences in student views depend on differences in the social, economic, political, cultural or environmental contexts in which the students live. On the basis of this aim, the learning objectives for students are as follows. After participating in the EVS, you should be able to:

  • describe and operationalise the concept of sustainable development;
  • analyse sustainable development issues from a European perspective;
  • link local, national and European policy-related issues to a societal shift towards sustainable development;
  • collaborate with students of different nationalities and from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds;
  • take into account different cultural and disciplinary views on sustainable development issues when your group has to develop an enriched problem definition and possible solutions for the problem at stake;
  • use the computer-conferencing system effectively for collaborative learning.

 

Content

Problems of sustainable development are typically complex and perspectives on the nature and solution of these problems are likely to vary with national, cultural and disciplinary background. Transboundary competence, the ability to communicate and collaborate across the boundaries of nation, culture and discipline, is therefore an essential competence for sustainable development. In the EVS, students with different national and disciplinary backgrounds work together on varying case studies in sustainable development such as:

  • CAC: Climate Adaptation in Coastal Regions
  • COM: Communicating Strategies for Sustainable Development
  • DEC: Decoupling of Environmental Pressure from Quality of Life
  • GEO: Geoconservation in Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark
  • IEB: Indicators for energy efficiency in buildings
  • RED: EU position and action on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
  • STR: Sustainable Tourism and the Region
  • USW: Urban Solid Waste Directive
  • WAT: European Water Framework Directive and the Danube basin

 

Teaching

Students have to work in international, multidisciplinary groups, the group members cannot organise face-to-face meetings, and all collaboration and social processes depend on communication using modern ICT. Moreover, the learning process is spread over a relatively long period (i.e. 14 weeks) so as to create the best possible conditions for virtual collaborative learning and to allow the students to participate in the EVS alongside their regular study programmes.

More information can be found at the EVS website

 

Umweltwissenschaften | FernUniversität in Hagen | 58084 Hagen | Tel.: 02331 987-4927

Betreuer EVS und Klima

Dr. Daniel Otto
Tel.: 02331 987-2597 
Fax: 02331 987-4890
Link: www.fernuni-hagen.de

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daniel.otto(at)fernuni-hagen.de