Designing the EMBeRS summer school: Connecting stakeholders in learning, teaching and research

Kate Thompson, Antje Danielson, David Gosselin, Simon Knight, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Roderic A Parnell, Deana Pennington, Julia Svoboda-Gouvea, Shirley Vincent, Penny Wheeler

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe our research investigating design, teaching and learning aspects of the EMBeRS Summer School. In 2016, thirteen graduate Environmental Science students participated in a ten-day Summer School to learn about interdisciplinary approaches to researching socio-environmental systems. Using the Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Socio-Environmental Synthesis (EMBeRS) approach, students learned about wicked problems, team composition, systems thinking and modelling, stakeholder management, and communication. They applied this approach to their own research, as well as to a case study, in order to, ultimately, further the EMBeRS approach in their own institutions. Learning sciences researchers, environmental science instructors and learners collaborated in design, teaching, and learning during the 2016 Summer School in order to co-create and co-configure the tasks, social arrangements, and tools for learning, teaching and design. This paper identifies four examples of connections between the stakeholders (researchers, instructors and learners), the tools that facilitated the connection, and the implications for learning, teaching and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages210-215
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 8 2017

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period12/4/1712/8/17

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Design
  • Interdisciplinary problem-solving
  • Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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    Thompson, K., Danielson, A., Gosselin, D., Knight, S., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Parnell, R. A., Pennington, D., Svoboda-Gouvea, J., Vincent, S., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Designing the EMBeRS summer school: Connecting stakeholders in learning, teaching and research. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Mitrovic, J-C. Yang, S. L. Wong, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 210-215). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.