Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

By Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

On the party of the seventy fifth birthday of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker this specific anthology offers thought-provoking texts from 1970 to 2013, spanning a number of disciplines and mixing technological know-how and perform. between them are 3 experiences to the membership of Rome that Weizsäcker lead-authored, a brand new collage curriculum process to advertise interdisciplinary reviews and a suggestion for a five-fold raise in source productiveness, which might give the opportunity to close down nuclear and fossil strength vegetation, averting risky weather switch affects. Weizsäcker is Co-President of the membership of Rome and Co-Chair of UNEP’s source Panel. He has served as a Professor of Biology, President of Kassel Univ., Director of the UN Centre for technology and know-how and of the Institute for eu atmosphere coverage, President of the Wuppertal Institute for weather, setting and effort, as a Member of the Bundestag, as Chair of its setting Committee and as Dean of the Bren institution for Environmental technology and administration, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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The course of studies comes close to an ‘‘open curriculum’’ in the sense that there will be no prescribed courses. In the student’s own interest there will be model courses of studies, suggesting but not prescribing certain sequences. At the beginning of their studies, however, students will be required to take a compulsory ‘‘orientation course’’ of 4–6 weeks’ duration. 7. Curriculum decisions will be made by the student in close co-operation with an academic adviser and possibly also with an individual tutor.

1 Introduction 1. The model of a Baukasten-Gesamthochschule (BGHS) represents a complete integration of present short-cycle higher education into university education. 1 Yet short and long-cycle studies do not mean quite the same thing in a BGHS as in the definition used in some countries. They do not necessarily imply a vocational or practical orientation, since there may exist both short theoretical courses as well as longer but practically oriented courses of study. 2. The comprehensive model of a BGHS not only facilitates access to post-secondary higher education, it also allows permeability in all directions with a minimum loss of time; simultaneously it implies a reform of methods of learning and teaching.

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