ERIC Number: ED447003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Global Change and Urbanization in Latin America. Hands-On! Developing Active Learning Modules on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.
Hilbert, Sarah; Lawson, Victoria
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 examines how social, economic, political, and environmental forces operating at the global scale are linked to rapid urban changes in Latin America. After exploring spatial patterns and temporal trends in urbanization, the module focuses on the factors driving rural-to-urban migration. It emphasizes the local level experience of global forces, considering the decision to move, gender issues, concerns of native peoples, and quality of life in the urban environment. The module contains a guide, 6 tables, 2 figures, a list of acronyms, a summary, an overview, a glossary, references for all units, supporting materials, and an appendix with 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, Demography, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Geography, Rural to Urban Migration, Socioeconomic Influences, Thematic Approach, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Study, Urbanization
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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.