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Information about GENIe ISA

Published on March 10, 2008

Author: Haggrid


UNESCO/CWRU GENIe (Global-Problematique Education Network Initiative):  UNESCO/CWRU GENIe (Global-Problematique Education Network Initiative) GENIe Coordinating Center Co-Directors: Mihajlo D. Mesarovic & Sree N. Sreenath Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Carolyn Staudt, Concord Consortium, Concord, USA Europe-Africa GENIe Office Co-Director: Josep Xercavins UPC, Barcelona Teaching Tools for Global Issues & Sustainable Development GLOBESIGHT:  GLOBESIGHT Objectives of GENIe:  Objectives of GENIe Immediate: Pilot global issues and sustainable development education at the high school level based on developed methodology Virtual Global Classrooms Long-term: Establishment of national and regional virtual classrooms Educating decisionmakers—present and future— and the public-at-large on how to reduce the gap between the science and policy domains. Research on how to pursue bridging the gap and educational efforts. International Organization Cooperation:  International Organization Cooperation UNESCO Green Cross, Geneva, Switzerland GENIe Europe/Africa Coordinating Center, Barcelona, Spain World Water Council Senior Board of the Social Science Council GENIe - University Network:  GENIe - University Network Argentina: Univ. Rosario Botswana: Botswana Univ. Brazil :Candido Mendes Univ.,Rio de Janiero China: Tshingua Univ., Bejing Equador: Univ. San Francisco Germany: Trier Univ., Trier India: Jawaharlal Nehru Univ., New Delhi Japan: Chiba Inst. of Technology., Chiba Mexico: UNAM, Mexico City Morocco: Mohammed V Univ., Rabat Nigeria: Univ. of Lagos, Lagos Portugal: European Univ., Lisbon Russia: St. Petersburg State Univ., St. Petersburg Spain: UPC, Terrassa, Barcelona Turkey: Bilkent Univ., Ankara USA: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, Ohio GENIe - High School Network (Under Development):  GENIe - High School Network (Under Development) Founding Members Gilmour Academy, Cleveland, USA Hathaway Brown, Cleveland, USA Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada St. Mary’s High, Panama Members under consideration Secondary Schools associated with GENIe Univ. Members Support From UNESCO GENIe for Qualifying Pilot Schools:  Support From UNESCO GENIe for Qualifying Pilot Schools Notes on Global Issues and Sustainable Development (samples) Teacher Training on Future Studies Methodology Software GLOBESIGHT Travel Support for GENIe activities/meetings Global Virtual Classroom Issue based interaction with other GENIe schools from around the world GENIe Pilot Qualifying Criterion:  GENIe Pilot Qualifying Criterion 1. School Administration commitment Identify High School teacher(s) Social Studies and/or Science Grades 9-12 Provide Resources Time relief to develop course for Teachers Computer and Internet access (e-mail/WWW) 2. Teacher(s) use methodology and materials (notes and GLOBESIGHT software) in selected course Significant part of existing course or a separate course 3. Schools provide feedback and share ideas and any teacher developed material with GENIe GENIe Pilot Qual. Criterion… 2:  GENIe Pilot Qual. Criterion… 2 4. Participate in GENIe activities Virtual Classroom exercises with other GENIe high schools Hanover 2000 (UNESCO booth) Dialogue of Youth for 21’st Century on Sustainable Development September 2000 Annual GENIe Conference (Europe/USA) GENIe High School Pilot Timeline:  GENIe High School Pilot Timeline 1. Contact GENIe by e-mail for application form Return application Selected schools will be informed 2. Teachers in selected school choose one or more GENIe selected issues to study sustainability population, health, climate change or water resource sustainability Teaching material and references provided 3. Have students develop detailed issue based essays 20-25 pages (double spaced, 12 pt font) GENIe High School Pilot Timeline:  GENIe High School Pilot Timeline 4. Teacher chooses 2 best student essays and sends to GENIe for qualification 5. One Teacher and one student from qualified schools will be invited to Cleveland, Ohio, USA for a 5 day GENIe Retreat Training All local expenses covered Travel grants available for a small number of schools 6. Preparation and planning for Expo 2000 at Hanover (September 2000) during retreat 7. GENIe Annual meeting December 2000 in Europe/USA APPROACH:  APPROACH Basic Principles of Future Studies:  Basic Principles of Future Studies Scientific Integrity: Model only if scientific data and scientific knowledge is available. “Do not model what is not modelable.” Transparency: Reduced form models for decisonmaking, education and the public domain. Focus on “Problematique”: Integrated assessment. Participatory “Symbiotic” Reasoning Process: Interactive assessment; “human inside models”. GLOBESIGHT Architecture:  GLOBESIGHT Architecture ANALYSIS SUPPORT SYSTEM Human GLOBESIGHT INFORMATION BASE:  GLOBESIGHT INFORMATION BASE Dimension 196 Countries 21 Regions 5 Continents Data Source UN, World Bank, World Resources Inst., World Watch Inst., Journals, CIA World Fact Book, Reports, etc. Slide16:  LEVELS A. Water Stress & Scarcity, Global B. Water Stress & Scarity, Regional/National C. Maximal Food Production Model D. Food Data-base/Model GLOBESIGHT MODELS/ISSUES BASE K. Oil Reserves, Ultimate Recovery, Global L. Oil Reserves, Ultimate Recovery, Regional M. Energy, Total Primary N. Energy, Mix Carrying Capacity Integrated Development Climate Change Sustainable Development Slide17:  Complexity Challenges for Development Policies in the 21st Century Uncertainty Thanks To...:  Thanks To... UNESCO David & Lucille Packard Foundation END:  END

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