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25.09.2020

Video Free Trade Agreement

Free trade agreements not only have an impact on the economy, but also on the environment and society. With the aim of making free trade agreements (FTAs) sustainable, geography students from the University of Berne are working on possible solutions for the FTAs between MERCOSUR and the EFTA states in the course "Applied Integrative Geography". The learning process and its results were recorded by the video group. Look at this, this is transdisciplinary teaching in action!

19.08.2020

Susan Thieme & Patricia Fry presenting at the Higher Education Summit 2020, Sept 1st

SOLUTION ROOM 2.1

DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

  • Thieme, Susan; University of Bern, Switzerland; Fry, Patricia; Wissensmanagement GmbH and ETH Zurich
    "Transformative Learning by Doing: Insights from Teaching the Social Learning Video Method"
    Challenges addressed:  4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

  • Caviola, Hugo; University of Bern, CDE, Switzerland
    "The Language Compass: Language Reflection as Transformative Learning"
    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research

In this solution room we will have two interventions, both focussing on transformative learning using distinct but nicely complementary tools. Susan Thieme and Patriciy Fry illustrate how the Social Learning Video method can be applied to bridge between actors from science and practice. Hugo Caviola in contrast uses language, more specifically the Language Compass, to make different disciplinary perspectives explicit. Bringing both interventions together, we want to explore how these two approaches can be related to each other, e.g. by pondering questions like what role plays language in videos, could videos help identifying and reflecting about language.

Link to Informations on the Solution Room Presentations

22.07.2020

New political upheavals and women alliances in solidarity beyond “lock down” in Switzerland at times of a global pandemic

Thieme, Susan & Eda Elif Tibet (2020): New political upheavals and women alliances in solidarity beyond “lock down” in Switzerland at times of a global pandemic. Interface: A journal for and about social movements. 12 (1): 199 – 207.

 

 

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