Taeching material: Are electric cars environmentally friendly?
Making teaching materials on networked thinking available to download free of charge – that is the mission of the project Wandel vernetzt denken (Approaching Change Through Networked Thinking). The backdrop to the project is the increasing complexity in the world and society’s inability to keep pace.
19 high-quality, ready-to-use teaching modules cover the essentials of complexity and networked thinking. The student-centred and skills-oriented modules require no previous knowledge on the part of students or educators. They are available for download free of charge from the website www.wandelvernetztdenken.de.
The first module on a current topic will be introduced at didacta 2018 in Hannover: “Are electric cars environmentally friendly?” Additional modules on current topics will follow as part of a separate theme.
Electric cars are seen as intrinsically environmentally friendly. At the same time, they are expected to solve many challenges of private transport. The auto industry, electricity suppliers and many politicians point out that fully electrically powered cars are zero- or low-emission and could make considerable contributions to climate protection. In this module, students examine holistically whether these statements are correct. With the help of pre-set questions and materials, they research and reflect on connections. In this way, students not only develop a well-founded opinion on the complex topic of e-mobility – a current issue necessitating societal decisions that will create structures with long-lasting consequences. More importantly, this example gives them the opportunity to practice networked thinking on a fundamental level.
Wandel vernetzt denken is an independently operated, privately sustained and funded initiative, oriented toward the public welfare. The teaching modules are developed, compiled and tested by teams of educators and specialist writers. The initiative will present its materials at didacta 2018 in Hanover.
didacta 2018: Hall 12, Booth F126
Contact for press inquiries at the exhibition: Andreas Becker
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