The teaching of natural resources and environmental policy does not lend itself well to the traditional methods of teaching found in the field of natural resources. Instead, a teaching triangle composed of methods from the social sciences and the application of technology allow for a more complete and thorough understanding of the subject by the student. Use of case studies forms the basis of this teaching method, removing the abstractness of the subject and showing the actual field application of what is taught. Authentic assessment or reliable evaluation methods expand the students thinking on the subject while giving the instructor a solid indicator of student learning. Finally, the Internet and the use of a listserve provide information access and instructor-student interaction not possible before.
Webber, Alan E. and Crews, Donald
"Teaching natural resources policy through case studies, authentic assessment and the internet,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 76.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/76