Location

Engel 223

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

27-3-2010 11:30 AM

Description

The role of the natural resources professional continues to expand into the world of communications, politics, and civic responsibility. How do we prepare our students to engage with that world as leaders? Using human dimensions issues associated with the American Democracy Project in the classroom to build civic engagement and communication skills in our future natural resource professionals is one approach. This presentation provides the opportunity for the audience to learn how to use particular strong issue sites (in this case the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem) as a way to help students learn how to identify issues, explore public sentiment, plan a public information strategy, conduct themselves in a professional manner, communicate in an effective manner, and evaluate their effectiveness. The audience will have a model and supporting handouts to take back for adaptation to their own classrooms.

Comments

Citation: Williams, P.S., R. Darville, G. Mehaffy. 2010. Human dimensions and civic engagement in the natural resources classroom. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Innovations in Pedagogy, Course Design, Paper Number 5. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Courses/5/

 
Mar 27th, 11:00 AM Mar 27th, 11:30 AM

Human Dimensions and Civic Engagement in the Natural Resources Classroom

Engel 223

The role of the natural resources professional continues to expand into the world of communications, politics, and civic responsibility. How do we prepare our students to engage with that world as leaders? Using human dimensions issues associated with the American Democracy Project in the classroom to build civic engagement and communication skills in our future natural resource professionals is one approach. This presentation provides the opportunity for the audience to learn how to use particular strong issue sites (in this case the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem) as a way to help students learn how to identify issues, explore public sentiment, plan a public information strategy, conduct themselves in a professional manner, communicate in an effective manner, and evaluate their effectiveness. The audience will have a model and supporting handouts to take back for adaptation to their own classrooms.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Courses/5