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SP.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment (MIT) SP.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment (MIT)

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What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these qu What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these qu

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gender | gender | race | race | science | science | technology | technology | problem-based learning | problem-based learning

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WGS.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment (MIT) WGS.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment (MIT)

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What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these qu What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these qu

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gender | gender | race | race | science | science | technology | technology | problem-based learning | problem-based learning

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Interdisciplinary Science Biosphere Student Document

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to maintain the Biosphere sustainably?

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sfsoer | ukoer | biology | ecology | complex systems | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Habitable Worlds Student Document

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Habitable Worlds examines one of the greatest questions mankind has ever asked: are we alone? This module has been designed to aid you in your search for answers, but bear in mind no one person you encounter can be considered an expert in the whole field. You will need to research from multiple sources and may well end up disagreeing with one another on certain issues.

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sfsoer | ukoer | astronomy | physics | astrophysics | biology | astrobiology | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Earth Through Time Student Document

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The Earth Through Time module examines our planet in terms of its major systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere and the biosphere, all of which are constantly interacting. The module explores the topic of climate change throughout Earth’s history; climate change is not just a contemporary phenomenon, it has happened in the geological past at times abruptly and catastrophically.

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sfsoer | ukoer | earth sciences | geology | geography | physics | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Science of the Invisible Student Document

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their constituents.

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sfsoer | ukoer | atoms | biology | cells | chemistry | molecules | problem-based learning | physics | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Near Space Student Document

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Near Space is an introduction to some of the scientific concepts of the global climate system, and to the concept of anthropogenic climate change. In this module we will look at physical, chemical and biological influences on the climate.

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sfsoer | ukoer | chemistry | earth sciences | geology | geography | physics | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Molecules by Design Student Document

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Organic chemistry is important in many areas of industry and in the field of pharmaceuticals. In this module you will explore some of the key aspects of organic chemistry in the context of the design and delivery of drugs. This brings together issues of fundamental research, industrial scaling up of processes, environmental impact and patent law.

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sfsoer | ukoer | biology | biochemistry | chemistry | pharmacology | patents | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Man and Machines Student Document

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Man and Machines covers topics from the fields of biophysics and physiology - you will research in depth the structure and function of some of the systems of the human body from biological, biochemical and physical perspectives.

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sfsoer | ukoer | biology | biophysics | physics | problem-based learning | systems | Physical sciences | F000

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Interdisciplinary Science Evolution Student Document

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module aims to introduce the fundamental concept of evolution by selective adaptation and then to analyse an in-depth example of evolutionary change.

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sfsoer | ukoer | earth sciences | geology | biology | palaeontology | problem-based learning | Physical sciences | F000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: The UK Housing Market

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: The market for new cars

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: Cost and Revenue

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: Perfect Competition and Monopoly

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: The Labour Market

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: Market Failure

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Worksheets for Problem Based Learning Tasks in Microeconomics: International Trade

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Handout on learning discipline and how to run a PBL meeting

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This student handout introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Handout on keeping a Personal Development File

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This worksheet introduces PBL (Problem Based Learning) and keeping a Personal Development File to the first-year economics curriculum at the University of Ulster. It is made available as a Word document.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Teaching, learning, and risk in a non-elite environment

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PowerPoint presentation by Frank Forsythe of the University of Ulster reporting on an Economics Network project on Introducing Problem-Based Learning to a First-Year Curriculum.

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Final report: Introducing Problem-Based Learning to a First-Year Curriculum

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Final report by Frank Forsythe of the University of Ulster reporting on an Economics Network project on Introducing Problem-Based Learning to a First-Year Curriculum.

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economics | ukoer | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Problem Based Learning in final year (year 3) module Economic Growth

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Module outline of an eleven week course that uses Problem Based Learning to explore the topic of economic growth.

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economics | economic growth | ukoer | trueproject | problem-based learning | pbl | Social studies | L000

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Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: convergence hypothesis theory

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Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding convergence hypothesis theory.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | economic growth | problem-based learning | pbl | Social studies | L000

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Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: endogenous growth theory

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Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding endogenous growth theory.

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | economic growth | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: income distribution, inflation and financial development

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Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth, income distribution, inflation and financial development.

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economics | economic growth | ukoer | trueproject | pbl | problem-based learning | Social studies | L000

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