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Collaborative Learning and Global Education: Human-Environment Interactions in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Citation

Brewington, Laura; Engie, Kim; Walsh, Stephen J.; & Mena, Carlos F. (2013). Collaborative Learning and Global Education: Human-Environment Interactions in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Journal of Geography, 112(5), 179-192.

Abstract

This article focuses on two innovative approaches to teaching human–environment interactions and international engagement in geography: (1) utilization of an agent-based model (ABM) at undergraduate levels to explicitly demonstrate complexity theories, and (2) implementation of a teaching experiment that connects students simultaneously enrolled in companion courses in North Carolina and in the Galápagos Islands through various multimedia and synthetic approaches to enrich a case study of conservation challenges to a World Heritage Site. Spatial simulation models are used to complement integrative geographic learning, to demand higher order skills of students and build critical thinking in college classes.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221341.2012.740066

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2013

Journal Title

Journal of Geography

Author(s)

Brewington, Laura
Engie, Kim
Walsh, Stephen J.
Mena, Carlos F.