Teaching Climate Change through Role Play – The example of the CEMS-MIM* climate change strategy course |

Teaching Climate Change through Role Play – The example of the CEMS-MIM* climate change strategy course

Synopsis:

Climate change is increasingly recognized as a major global challenge. Therefore, an increasing number of universities and business schools are considering ways to include climate change in the curriculum. An innovative example of teaching climate change is the CEMS-MIM* climate strategy course and role play, which has been developed by the University of St. Gallen with support from the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and taught three times with up to three CEMS partner universities. Given the complexity of global climate change and the challenges in coming up with adequate policy and business responses, the topic lends itself particularly well to intense learning experiences. To impart such learning, we developed a multi-school negotiation simulation that is unique in its intensiveness, cross-sector design (involving both business and public policy students), and transdisciplinary nature. This talk explains the objectives of the course, explains the choice of a role-play format, describes the curriculum, and evaluates the results of its teachings. Evaluation is based on the extent to which the course met its objectives, how individual elements contributed to overall learning, and the overlap between this curriculum and established precepts of good sustainability teaching.
* CEMS Master’s in International Management (http://www.cems.org/mim)

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Speaker(s):

Prof. Rolf Wuestenhagen, Good Energies Professor for Management of Renewable Energies, Director of the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Date:
Tuesday, 06 September 2011
Time:
5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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