Useful resources for integrating sustainability through problem-based learning communities

For a number of reasons, which I’ll discuss in another post, I believe that one of the best ways to integrate sustainability and the skills desired by employers that are thinking about sustainability is through problem-based learning communities. I’ve included links to several online resources below, which are intended to make it a little easier to put this into practice. Do you know of other resources that you would like to share? This post is a work in progress and will continue to grow.

Sustainability

Sustainability, US EPA https://www.epa.gov/sustainability

Environmental Justice, US EPA https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

OSPI K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education http://www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSustainability/Curriculum/default.aspx

OSPI Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education in Washington State http://www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSustainability/Curriculum/Stories_from_the_Field.pdf

Greg Möller’s online open course, Principles of Sustainability, at the University of Idaho http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sustainability/index.asp

Peter Graf’s online open Sustainability and Business Innovation course at openSAP https://open.sap.com/courses/sbi1-1

 

 

 

Systems Thinking

Linking(Thinking) from WWF http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/linkingthinking.pdf

Sustainable Tomorrow http://www.fishwildlife.org/files/ConEd-Sustainable-Tomorrow-Systems-Thinking-Guidebook.pdf

Vensim systems modeling and simulation software from Ventana Systems, Inc. http://vensim.com

Insight Maker is a browser-based modeling and simulation option https://insightmaker.com/

 

 

 

Problem-based Learning

PBL Simplified Visually https://youtu.be/-5omNEmWicU

PBL@UD http://www1.udel.edu/inst/index.html

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/

Making Learning Real with Problem-Based Case Learning http://www.makinglearningreal.org/

Enduring Legacies: Native Case Studies http://nativecases.evergreen.edu/

SC ATE Technology Gateway https://www.scate.org/Educators/CProd/TechnologyGateway.asp

PBL Projects at the New England Board of Higher Education http://www.pblprojects.org

Learn PBL Now http://www.learnpbl.com/

Problem-Based Learning for Nursing Students https://www.womenshealth.gov/heart-truth/clinical-education/problem-based-learning.html

PBL in Criminal Justice https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/images/Telecomm/SM_PBL_Facilitator_041212.pdf

Dan Tries Problem-Based Learning http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/podimproveacad/370/

 

 

Learning Communities

The National Resource Center for Learning Communities from the Washington Center at The Evergreen State College http://wacenter.evergreen.edu/

Learning Communities Research and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal http://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/

 

 

 

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1400699.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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