Desertification: Problems and Solutions
Math, Science and Engineering
Yes(Course Certificate ($44))
No. of Attendant
Acquired Skills/Covered Subjects
- Identify causes and consequences of desertification around the globe,Apply the 6-step Future Problem Solving (FPS) model,Demonstrate the 4 C's of learning and innovation--creativity
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Get an introduction to desertification and other related environmental issues
Desertification is when previously healthy or fertile land degrades and becomes desert. But how does this happen? And why is it a major issue for our world?
Get answers with this course introducing desertification and related issues including soil depletion, dust bowls, dust storms and global warming.
Not only will you understand the process of desertification, you will also use critical thinking and creative problem-solving to address the causes and consequences of desertification, applying the 6-step ‘FPS model’.
Topics will be covered by course:
· Research global issues surrounding desertification, including global warming, soil depletion, dust bowls, and environmental degradation
· Use the 6-step Future Problem Solving model to identify challenges, generate and evaluate solutions, and develop an action plan for reversing desertification
· Use the 4 Cs of learning and innovation to brainstorm potential solutions related to desertification: creativity, critical thinking/problem-solving, communication, collaboration
Natural Resources for Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa