European Virtual Seminar

Course Code :5101MDOEVS
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:continuous assessment
Possibility of resit:No
Lecturer(s)Ann Crabbé

3. Course contents *

In this innovative course a network of European universities offers students and staff the opportunity to discuss and collaborate intensively in the field of sustainable development problems and policies. The aim of EVS is to foster an international, multidisciplinary dialogue between geographically distributed students about sustainable development issues in Europe by using web 2.0 technology. EVS is offered for the 10th time (run mid October until end March) and will be succeeded by a 'summer school' in Romania.

This education project focuses on sustainable development in the context of the European enlargement process. The guiding principle behind the virtual seminar is that of distance learning in collaborative learning communities. Students will participate in international and multidisciplinary groups through a case study approach. The cases include topics about integrated water management, agricultural policy and waste policy.
The participating universities are Karkonoshe College(Polen), Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium),Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Extramadura (Spain), and the Open Universiteit (the Netherlands).