Session introduction 2010

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Session introduction 2010

  1. 1. ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Exploring Science By Making Movies Presented by GS 203 H
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ The Honors Program at Western Oregon University is designed to nourish intellectual abilities and cultivate interest in new subjects and activities”. </li></ul><ul><li>GS 203H is a liberal arts science class for honors program students whose major area of study is outside the sciences </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.&quot; - E. M. Forster </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Goals <ul><li>Expose the students to scientific principles necessary to understand the role that human energy usage plays in environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage critical thinking about present and future solutions to reduce the impact of our energy usage while maintaining a modern lifestyle </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Confucius </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Spoon is a Tool <ul><li>Expose students to new tools for gaining and sharing information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly Web Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis for Collaborative Project Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Production </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Movie Making as a Learning Tool <ul><li>Each production team chose an energy topic of interest to them </li></ul><ul><li>Their goal was to learn about the topic and generate a video production for educating the class community </li></ul><ul><li>They were given total creative license over their production </li></ul>
  8. 8. Skills for the Project <ul><li>Creative Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the video narrative or story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visuals Acquisition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shoot still pictures or video footage, find Creative Commons materials or obtain usage rights for copyright materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software Mastery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use audio and video editing software to make the final production </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. GS 203 H Presents Energy and the Environment We hope you enjoy our productions!

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