Here we introduce you to the Global Change I course, what makes it special, what happens in the course, and how students have responded to it.
In this section, we introduce you to the University of Michigan (U of M) Global Change faculty and present the information necessary to understand the context within which they strive to achieve their goals for student learning.
Learning Problems and Goals
Here we examine, first, the learning problems that the U of M faculty faced, problems that ultimately motivated them to change their courses; then, we take a look at the goals they have set for student learning.
Creating the Learning Environment
In this section, we look closely at how the U of M Global Change faculty created their new learning environments-the tools they use, the activities they assign. This section is deeply informative and includes links to both faculty and student discussions of learning activities, as well as information on specific assessment tools and activities.
This section provides the results of student evaluations of the Global Change I course.
Wondering about the logistics? The U of M faculty share how they did it: from acquiring the necessary resources (time, money, etc.), to personal resources.
Global Change students learn to think critically about the complex physical phenomena that affect the world we live in...