ERIC Number: ED447002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Industry in Concert with the Environment: Technological Change and Industrial Ecology. Hands-On! Developing Active Learning Modules on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
This learning module aims to engage students in problem solving, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and cooperative learning. The module is appropriate for use in any introductory or intermediate undergraduate course that focuses on human-environment relationships. The module stresses the key principals, concepts, and problems in the emerging field of industrial ecology. It focuses on three broad themes: the linkages among technological change, industrial change, and global environmental change; the utility of a systems approach to analyzing industrial activity; and the opportunities and constraints involved in making industries more closely resemble ecosystems in their productive and consumptive processes. Activities in the module are designed to address these themes through more specific scenarios, such as product life cycle analyses and the examination of local businesses. The module contains 6 figures, a guide, a summary, an overview, a glossary, references for all units, supporting materials, and suggested readings. It is divided into thematically coherent units, each of which consists of background information, teaching suggestions, student worksheets, and the answers expected for each activity. (BT)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Ecology, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Geography, Industry, Technological Advancement, Thematic Approach, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.