Location

Engel 223

Event Website

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

Start Date

27-3-2010 10:30 AM

End Date

27-3-2010 11:00 AM

Description

Policies play central role in natural resource conservation and management. It is imperative for students to gain an in‐depth understanding and hands‐on experience of policy development. However, unlike field or lab oriented classes, it is somewhat challenging for educators to provide this experience for students in classrooms. Several structural (multiple goals, diverse stakeholders, and multiple disciplines), spatial (local, state, and national), and temporal (months, years, and decades) features of policy development would make it even more challenging. Here we share our experience of a technique, Congress in the Classroom, which was tried in Natural Resource Policy and Administration class for a decade at the University of Florida. Students’ feedback suggests that it is not only an entertaining and practical event but also a memorable learning tool of the course.

Comments

Citation: Alavalapati, J. J.G. Collomb. 2010. Congress in the classroom. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Innovations in Pedagogy, Course Design, Paper Number 6. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Courses/6/

 
Mar 27th, 10:30 AM Mar 27th, 11:00 AM

Congress in the Classroom

Engel 223

Policies play central role in natural resource conservation and management. It is imperative for students to gain an in‐depth understanding and hands‐on experience of policy development. However, unlike field or lab oriented classes, it is somewhat challenging for educators to provide this experience for students in classrooms. Several structural (multiple goals, diverse stakeholders, and multiple disciplines), spatial (local, state, and national), and temporal (months, years, and decades) features of policy development would make it even more challenging. Here we share our experience of a technique, Congress in the Classroom, which was tried in Natural Resource Policy and Administration class for a decade at the University of Florida. Students’ feedback suggests that it is not only an entertaining and practical event but also a memorable learning tool of the course.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Courses/6