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WS 3.4.F: Education for Sustainable Mountain Development
Monday, 09/Sep/2019:
10:15am - 12:15pm

Session Chair: Kenichi Ueno
Moderator: Martin Francis Price
Session Topics:
Workshop 3.4.F: Education for Sustainable Mountain development

Session Abstract

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?

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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

Ueno, Kenichi1; Imaizumi, Fumitoshi2; Iwata, Tomoya3; Tsumura, Toshihiko1; Izumiyama, Shigeyuki4

1University of Tsukuba, Japan; 2Shizuoka univerity, Japan; 3Yamanashi university, Japan; 4Shinsyu university, Japan

10:25am - 10:30am

Online MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development

Price, Martin Francis

University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom

10:30am - 10:35am

Using case-study-based learning to foster inter- and transdisciplinary competences for sustainable mountain development at tertiary level

Zimmermann, Anne1,2; Herweg, Karl1; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan1

1Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2COPERNICUS Alliance

10:35am - 10:40am

Trans-boundary Educational Programme on Sustainable Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

Phanchung, Phanchung

Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan

10:40am - 10:45am a network and initiative for education and research in climate adaptation

Huggel, Christian; Muccione, Veruska; knowledgeforclimate, Network partners

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

Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan1; Zimmermann, Anne1,2; Herweg, Karl1

1Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland; 2COPERNICUS Alliance

11:00am - 11:05am

Lifelong learning; implications for education for sustainable mountain development

Fisher, Julian Marcus

THEnet, Germany

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