CitationBrewington, 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.
AbstractThis 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Geography
Walsh, Stephen J.
Mena, Carlos F.