To access the INFEWS-ER Toolbox Modules as a guest (recommended for those wishing to review the materials prior to enrollment or for inclusion in a class you are teaching). For those wishing to enroll in a module and complete the activities as a student, contact Dan Steward firstname.lastname@example.org for information on creating a login.
- Click on the link for the course in which you are interested
- Click on the blue box “Moodle Only login” (you may have to scroll down)
- Select the gray “login as guest” option (you may have to scroll down)
- When prompted, enter the password “fuse”
- Enjoy reviewing the course!
Stakeholder Analysis: Students taking this toolbox module will learn about the vast array of stakeholders whose interests influence or are impacted by FEWS projects. Students will use a case study to identify and prioritize relevant stakeholders and their interests, mapping out stakeholders and their relationship to FEW grand challenges.
Including Stakeholders in Project Decision-Making: Students taking this toolbox module will learn skills that will help them to design processes for including stakeholder perspectives in addressing FEWS problems. Students will learn how to develop interview questions, how to run focus groups, and how to facilitate group discussion.
Effective Publication and Promotion of Scientific Research: It is increasingly important to find ways to communicate the importance of research outcomes. This module will help students to explain why their findings are so important and novel. Students will also improve their knowledge and skills in publishing academic research.
Team & Knowledge Network Skills for the Transdisciplinary Professional: Graduate Students will recognize the importance developing networks that will contribute to new and innovative idea gathering, collaborative development of new knowledge and innovative products, and testing of new approaches within a trusted environment. The PKM and Working and Learning Out Loud Model proposed by Harold Jarche and others will provide a context for this Learning module.
Asking Transdisciplinary Questions
Developing the Research Question for the Transdisciplinary Professional: Graduate students will recognize the importance of incorporating many disciplines, views, stakeholders informing the research question. Students will learn to identify gaps in scientific knowledge, how to apply metrics to answer questions, and how to evaluate the literature of different disciplines contributing to the potential solution.
Transdisciplinary professionals need to develop networks and participate in teams that will contribute to new and innovative idea gathering, collaborative development of new knowledge and innovative products, and test new approaches within a trusted environment. The personal knowledge mastery (PKM) Model proposed by Harold Jarche and other models such as ‘Working Out Loud’ will provide a framework for this learning module.