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Climate change economics in higher education – experiences and recommendations

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dc.contributor.author Lüken, Michael
dc.contributor.author Abramishvili, Zurab
dc.contributor.author Norberto, Pignatti
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-22T11:28:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-22T11:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation VI International Scientific Conference: "Challenges of Globalization in Economics and Business", Tbilisi, 2021, pp. 203-209 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9941-491-35-1
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.tsu.ge/xmlui/handle/123456789/926
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dc.description.abstract Tackling human-made Climate Change is a topic of high societal relevance and became an established branch of environmental economics research. Due to the interdisciplinary structure of the topic, the integration of Climate Change into higher education programs in Economics still lags behind. Online teaching resources such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might contribute significantly to overcoming this deficiency. In this paper, we describe the design of a class in “Climate Change Economics” and how we implemented it in a BA program at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) in Tbilisi (Georgia). Our main focus is the integration of a MOOC on Climate Change and further online material as main teaching resources. Our main conclusion is that the MOOC, supplemented with videos on special topics, is a suitable tool to facilitate an interdisciplinary introduction into Climate Change within an academic class in Economics. The results of our evaluation show that online resources are highly motivational for students and encourage an efficient studying process. Based on our experiences, we offer recommendations for further strengthening Climate Change as a topic in higher education. We provide suggestions on how online resources such as MOOCs might contribute to that aim. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press en_US
dc.subject Economic Education and Teaching of Economics (A2), Environmental Economics (Q5), Economics of Climate Change (Q54) en_US
dc.title Climate change economics in higher education – experiences and recommendations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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