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WS 3.4.F: Education for Sustainable Mountain Development
10:15am - 12:15pm
Session Chair: Kenichi Ueno Moderator: Martin Francis Price
Location:THEOLOGIE - SR VI
Workshop 3.4.F: Education for Sustainable Mountain development
Over the next decades, mountain regions and its societies will experience dramatic biophysical and socioeconomic transformations as a consequence of global changes; some of these will manifest very rapidly, others more slowly. Education and training for local people and young scientists play a crucial role in fostering understanding of these complex processes, and in developing and transferring competences for contributing to effective adaptation and transformation strategies. Teaching and learning about mountains involves challenges including the definition of the study object, learning outcomes, and teaching approaches; the range of disciplines to be involved; institutional positioning vis-à-vis existing programs, departments, and faculties; and the need and availability of financial resources. The objective of this workshop is to share and exchange international experiences, invite conceptual reflections on education with unique curricula for sustainable mountain development, and explore opportunities for future exchange.
Question 1: What are concrete opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning about mountains and sustainable mountain development?
Question 2: What experiences from the development and organization of SMD education programs can be generalized beyond their specific contexts? What coordination mechanisms exist or could be developed?
Question 3: How can outputs and knowledge from SMD practice be incorporated into SMD curricula and leaning opportunities?
10:15am - 10:20am
Sustainable Mountain Development Curricula: Current Practice and Lessons Learned
Ueno, Kenichi1; Balsiger, Jörg2
1University of Tsukuba; 2University of Geneva, Switzerland
10:20am - 10:25am
Challenges of MSc program of mountain studies by university collaboration in Japan
Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
10:45am - 10:50am
Catchment and river management in graduate teacher education: a case study of student teacher learning and teaching in the Upper uThukela valley, KwaZulu-Natal.
Heath, Gavin Edward
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
10:50am - 10:55am
Reopening futures of remote, depopulating Alpine areas – the pilot project ALPJOBS
Gretter, Alessandro1,2; Battistel, Gian Antonio1; Scolozzi, Rocco3,4; Furlanetto, Antonio3
1Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy; 2University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography, Austria; 3skopìa srl Anticipation Services, Trento, Italy; 4Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
10:55am - 11:00am
Social learning tools for mountain communities’ resilience building : Reflecting on their potential integration in higher education for sustainable mountain development