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Title Interdisciplinary place-based learning in urban education : exploring virtual worlds / Reneta D. Lansiquot, Sean P. Macdonald, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave pivot.
Springer Education eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents Editors and Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: A Model for Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning ; Abstract ; Bibliography; Chapter 2 The Varieties of Place-Based Education ; Abstract ; The Life-World, Common Sense, Disciplinary Frameworks, and Interdisciplinarity; What Kind of World?; The Varieties of Field Sites Used by City Tech Professors; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3 The Solar Decathlon: Team DURA and Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning ; Abstract ; The Objectives of the Solar Decathlon; An Urban Education; The DURA Concept.
The Architectural Learning EnvironmentInterdisciplinary Learning; Place-Based Learning; The Project-Based Solar Decathlon Learning Environment; The Solar Decathlon: Restructuring the Curriculum; The DURA Parti; Design Development and Construction Documents; Construction Begins; Off to California; Public Exhibit and Judging; Where Are We Now?; Conclusion: Moving Forward; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Cyclonic Pedagogy: Learning Interdisciplinary Lessons from a Hybrid Storm ; Abstract ; Geoscience Course: An Introduction to the Physics of Natural Disasters; Geoscience Course Participants.
The Virtual World of Atmospheric ModelingTropical Cyclones; The Hybrid Storm: Superstorm Sandy; Genesis and Destructive Path; Meteorological Characteristics/Questions About Superstorm Sandy; Superstorm Sandy and the Tristate Region: Place, Peril, and Policy; Place; Peril; Policy; A Place-Based Learning Study; Challenges and Portability; Challenges; Portability; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5 From Local to Global: The Role of Interdisciplinary Place-Based Research in Teaching Environmental Economics ; Abstract.
The Structure and Focus of Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in an Environmental Economics CourseThe Value of the Interdisciplinary, Place-Based Approach; The Interdisciplinary Place-Based Experience; Central Question for Case 1: Can Wind Turbine Installations Installed Along Highways Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New York City?; Central Question for Case 2: What Are the Dangers of Rising Sea Levels in New York City?; Conclusions: Adopting Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Urban Higher Education; Bibliography.
Chapter 6 Visualizing Medicine: Mapping Connections with Plague Inc. to Learn in the Interdisciplinary Classroom Abstract ; Module 1: The Medical Body in History; Module 2: The Diseased Body; Module 3: Visual Imagery: Treatment and Healing; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7 Modeling Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Virtual Worlds: Lessons Learned and Suggestions for the Future ; Abstract ; The Uses of Independent Digital Narrative Games in Teaching; Conclusion; References; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book focuses on the interdisciplinary incorporation of place-based learning in faculty teaching strategies at the New York City College of Technology. Contributing authors highlight their creative use of the unique urban environment of Brooklyn, illustrating the integration of urban resources into student research projects and activities in the context of an interdisciplinary course. Beginning with a reflection on the interrelationship between learners and nature, built and virtual environments, contributors then examine the experience of students and faculty in interdisciplinary projects in architecture, the geosciences, economics, computer science, the humanities and medicine. The volume concludes with a synthesis of best practices from these projects, focused on virtual place-based learning. This scholarly book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of creative employment of urban spaces to enhance experiential interdisciplinary learning and demonstrating the potential educator application in diverse urban institutions elsewhere.
Other author Lansiquot, Reneta D., 1978- editor.
MacDonald, Sean P. (Sean Patrice), editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Place-based education -- New York (State) -- New York.
Education, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York.
Interdisciplinary approach in education -- New York (State) -- New York.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319660141 (electronic bk.)
3319660144 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-66014-1