A "Winter Interim Teaching and Learning Workshop" will be offered, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 7 in the East Union. The workshop and lunch are free.
Registration, due by Dec. 3, is available online at http://casnr.unl.edu/2011winterworkshop.
Presenters will focus on integrating systems thinking into the classroom. The workshop will provide an introduction to systems thinking, faculty perspectives on the subject, and breakout sessions on how UNL faculty use a systems thinking approach.
Systems Thinking has been defined as an approach to problem solving, by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific part, outcomes or events and potentially contributing to further development of unintended consequences.
Suggested resources on systems thinking are: http://www.lindaboothsweeney.net;
http://www.thinking.net/Systems_Thinking/systems_thinking.html; and http://www.sustainer.org/?page_id=87.
For more information, contact Cheryl Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 472-3530; John Markwell at email@example.com or 472-7912; or Tiffany Heng-Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 472-8708.
The workshop is organized by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Teaching and Learning Improvement Committee. Hosts are CASNR, Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Studies and NU-Teach.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/ow7