Climate change

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Introduction[edit]

Aim of the project:[edit]

This learning project aims to support participants in their response to climate change through the collective identification, remixing, creation and use of learning resources on this topic.

Outcomes for the project (provisional)[edit]

Please add any outcomes you would like this project to achieve. Also use the talk page to discuss these outcomes.

  • Find participants for the project
  • Discus and select approaches to organise and implement the project
  • Work collectively to set the aims and objectives of the project
  • Negotiate a provisional outline of how these objective might be achieved
  • Collectively identify, locate, remix, edit and create learning activities and resources that will fulfil participants individual objectives.
  • Participate in the learning activities
  • Reflect on and evaluate these learning experiences
  • Refine the process and repeat

Participants[edit]

If you would like to get involved in this project please introduce yourself in this section.

Why do you want to take part in this project?[edit]

I feel that I should be doing something to help avoid climate change. I realise that my actions alone will not have much of an effect. I've joined this project because I think this will be much more effective if I do it as part of a group.

Mystictim 17:46, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

What do you hope to achieve by participating in this project?[edit]

At present I have a basic understanding of the science behind climate change and some idea of the economic and social consequences of this. As I have a scientific background I would like to get a much clearer grasp of the science. However what I want to spend most of my time on is finding out what effective actions can be taken to avoid climate change and how these can be implemented. As a starting point I want to get a better understanding of the social and economic consequences of climate change. I'm unsure what actions people could take to avoid climate change and hope this project will help identify what can be done.

Mystictim 17:46, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Processes used in this project[edit]

This section will contain details of the various processes or methods used in this project in producing the stated outcomes. At the moment this is just a random list of some possible approaches. Please add your own suggestions or links to established approaches.

Participation and ownership[edit]

The nature of wikis encourages joint ownership of all the participants. The experience of other wiki projects can be used as a guide to encouraging participation.

Learning methods[edit]

Webquests[edit]

A webquest is an enquiry based learning activity were participants use the Internet to locate the resources they need to resolve the problem posed by the webquest. webquest.org

Reflective diary[edit]

This project encourages people to take a personal approach to the subject of climate change. Peoples feelings and emotions play a key part in any learning. One approach to paying attention to your feelings is to keep a reflective learning diary. In this you can record your immediate feelings about some aspect of your learning. Later you can reflect on these feelings and see how they effected your learning. If you wanted to share your reflective learning diary you could set up a page on your Wikiversity home page and add entries there. Alternatively you could setup a reflective learning blog and which can be either private or public.

Learning resources[edit]

Please add links to suitable learning resources in this section. Ideally these should be licensed under a creative commons or equivalent licence.

Essentials[edit]

This section contains links and references to key information about climate change. Please only add items to this list that you feel are essential to understanding climate change.

Reading[edit]

Websites[edit]

  • The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is the lead organisation for the international investigation into global warming and climate change.
  • The Copenhagen Diagnosis website synthesizes the most policy-relevant climate science published since the close-off of material for the last IPCC report
  • Real Climate is a blog by scientists working in climate science and an invaluable source for those who are scientifically inclined.

Introduction to the science[edit]

Short courses[edit]

  • Openlearn's global warming course provides a structured introduction to the science behind the debate from the people who brought you the Open University.
  • Global warming is a series of videos lectures by David Archer covering a 10-week course for non-science majors focuses on a single problem: assessing the risk of human-caused climate change.

Wikiversity projects[edit]

These are a list of existing projects on Wikiversity that relate to this project. If you find any other projects please add them. A description or summary of each project would also be useful.

External Links[edit]