Promoting active learning in sustainable development: experiences from a 4th year chemical engineering course

TitlePromoting active learning in sustainable development: experiences from a 4th year chemical engineering course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
Authorsvon Blottnitz, H
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume14
Issue9-11
Pagination916-923
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number09596526
Accession Number20565773
KeywordsACTIVE , chemical , CHEMICAL engineering , education , Instructional Methods , sustainable
AbstractEngineering educators in South Africa have to introduce students to a particularly complex set of issues in sustainable development, which can only be achieved through engaged, active learning. In 2003 the Chemical Engineering Programme at the University of Cape Town introduced a mandatory 4th year course on Business, Society and Environment. This article describes the main subjects and structure of this course, and its high success rate, particularly in relation to the depth of learning, and the ability of non-first language speakers of English to fully engage with the course material.
Notesvon Blottnitz, Harro 1; Email Address: hvb@chemeng.uct.ac.za; Affiliation: 1: Chemical Engineering Department, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa; Source Info: May2006, Vol. 14 Issue 9-11, p916; Subject Term: ACTIVE learning; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Subject Term: CHEMICAL engineering; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.11.034
Short TitlePromoting active learning in sustainable development: experiences from a 4th year chemical engineering course
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