In November 2016, within an Environmental studies course at the University of Venice, students carried out an experiment aimed at collecting scenarios of the Venetian coast’s future starting from lessons learnt during the episode of storm surge 50 years ago (Aqua Granda ﬂood). The students built scenarios able to anticipate the effect of sea level rise on coastal areas in Venice, based not only on scientiﬁc input but also on a methodology called “Futurescape city Tours” (FCT) involving inhabitants of the barrier islands of Lido and Pellestrina. This paper will explore three main questions: (i) Can participatory and experiential methodologies, such as FCT help students behave in an anticipatory and inclusive way in their future professional activities? (ii) Can we talk about post-normal science teaching? — i.e. one that acknowledges and works with science and other knowledges to address societal issues? (iii) Can such an approach challenge students thinking in relation to knowledge hierarchies?
|Titolo:||Time to teach post-normal science communication? Fostering the engagement of the extended peer community in an academic course of Environmental Sciences|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |