It has been almost a month since the kick-off event where all the groups met for the first time and started the work for the sustainability course’s content. Time for a checkup: what the groups are doing now and what happens next?
Eight different multidisciplinary groups are forming table of contents for each module. The groups meet approximately every two weeks and discuss how to form best kind of content and what to include and how. After settling with table of contents, the next step is starting to draft teaching materials. During the work, student members are also a very important part of this; their work is to read and comment the texts for any improvements and to bring student perspective along.
We will organize midpoint seminar in early November, where all the groups are free introduce their work for other groups, staff and student members. The idea is that the groups present their ideas, comment on others, recognize any overlapping or knowledge gaps in the contents and collect feedback to fine-tune their work.
Almost all the groups are ready with their table of content; just bit refining and the next step can start!
We find it important that the course includes activating and interaction hence we highly encourage the groups to produce diverse learning materials, such as text, images, charts, videos, podcasts, and so on. We are also planning to produce introductory videos for each module.
Each module includes assignments and evaluations that include 1) activation of previous knowledge, 2) supporting the learning process by actively linking content to student’s own previous structures and 3) evaluations. Moreover, while planning these assignments, the working groups must keep in mind that the evaluation is based mainly on automatization, students’ own self-assessments and peer review.
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