INTERNATIONALISED LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Demonstrate greater understanding of the partner country and cultural norms through dialogic interactions.
- Develop the capacity to apply international standards and practices within the fields of energy, environment and climate change.
- Develop greater awareness of resource management strategies across two countries.
- Enhance awareness of divergent public opinion toward issues of climate change, renewable energy, and public park management in local and international contexts.
Research, blogging, report writing critical discussion and reflection.
- Students must research assigned topics in preparation for synchronous debate
- Students are expected to summarise their post-debate views on a follow-up discussion blog which requires reflection on challenges, learning and any shifts in perspective
- Students must respectfully critique and respond to comments, research and views of peers
- Tutors provide prompts and feedback during synchronous discussions and through blogs
Synchronous & asynchronous
OCTOBER WEEK 1
Topic 1 Introduction & Ice-breaker
- Students share information about themselves, become familiar with communication styles and approaches to the subject.
OCTOBER WEEK 2
- ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, a documentary on the dangers of global warming.
OCTOBER WEEK 5
- Public opinion on wind energy in the USA and UK.
NOVEMBER WEEK 3
- Public opinion and government approaches to fracking in the USA and UK.
DECEMBER WEEK 2
- Issues and resolutions for environmental justice: CU students submit summative report with a reflective account on their intercultural experience and learning. This includes reflections on working in international and dispersed groups, negotiating and managing differences in subject opinion, perspectives, communication and cultural expectations.
Coventry ACADEMIC CONTEXT
Module: Higher Education Skills
Course: BSc Oil, Gas & Energy Management
Level of Study Undergraduate, Year One