Natural Resource Management is a relatively new interdisciplinary major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware. This paper describes the efforts of faculty to incorporate problem-based learning techniques into several courses in the Natural Resource Management major. It includes a brief history of the major; an overview of problem-based learning programs and initiatives at the University of Delaware; a discussion of problem-based learning techniques recently introduced into courses in statistics, community economic development, environmental law, and a senior capstone course; and observations by faculty and students on the problems and benefits of problem-based learning techniques.
Hastings, Steven E.; Caron, Dewey M.; Ilvento, Thomas W.; and Duke, Joshua M.
"Introducing problem-based learning techniques into the natural resources managment curriculum at the University of Delaware,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 9, Article 49.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol9/iss1/49