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E-Learning: Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy, a Multinational Training Pilot Module at the Postgraduate Level

Manuel Ferreira (), Fernando Ribeiro Serra (), Nelson Amaro (), Lea Franziska Buch () and José Baltazar Andrade Guerra ()
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Fernando Ribeiro Serra: Uninove Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0
Nelson Amaro: Universidad Galileo
Lea Franziska Buch: Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas - Universidad Católica Boliviana

No 66, Working Papers from globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Abstract: A Pilot Module will be implemented by 4 JELARE project?s partners: Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Latvia. A research was made by them in their own countries where a scarcity of multidisciplinary programs was detected at the Postgraduate level. The common characteristic was the need to modernize the curriculum by introducing a more diverse perspective. The student profile at the end should aim to provide skills to the private as well as the public, non-governmental and academic sectors. The pensum will consist of 13 courses inferred from an analysis of the competencies needed, along three modules: Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (with courses such as Sociology of Development and Global Challenges, Environment and Sustainable Development, Energy Matrix Planning, Energy Economics, Policies and Regulations on Energy and Environment and courses mainly devoted to renewable energy and their management). The Postgraduate Program is to be implemented in 4 trimesters. On-line modalities will be introduced where self-study, cooperation and tutorial guidelines will be highlighted. The scheme will open activities by July 1st 2011; the institutional framework for implementation is being worked out among all interested partners at present.

Keywords: Pilot Module; JELARE; Sustainability; Environment; Renewable Energy; curriculum modernization; multidisciplinary; student profile; competencies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M0 O1 Q2 Q3 Q4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-11-23
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