NR 206, Environmental Problem Solving and Impact assessment, is a senior-level course, the last in a sequence of seven CORE courses required of all students in our School of Natural Resources at The University of Vermont. These students represent seven different majors. Development and presentation of this course, which I began teaching in 1993, has proven to be the greatest teaching challenge I have faced in my 28+ years at the university. Although I have offered the course seven times (it is now offered both semesters), the course is still evolving; one of the major changes is that we now spend much more time in student collaborative (i.e., ‘group effort’) activities rather than in the typical ‘lecture-listen’ format. In this abstract, I briefly summarize the course content and some of its current activities.
Donnelly, John R.
"Use of collaborative techniques to promote learning in an environmental problem solving course,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 42.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/42